[yoot-l-ahyz] /ˈyut lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), utilized, utilizing.
to put to use; turn to profitable account:
to utilize a stream to power a mill.
(transitive) to make practical or worthwhile use of
1807, from French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile “usable,” from Latin utilis “usable,” from uti (see use (v.)).
Utilize is fast antiquating improve, in the sense of ‘turn to account.’ [Fitzedward Hall, “Modern English,” 1873]
[mis-ven-cher] /mɪsˈvɛn tʃər/ noun 1. an unfortunate undertaking; misadventure.
verb See miswanting
adjective See miswanting
noun the act or condition of wanting something with the mistaken belief that it will bring one happiness Examples The real problem with miswanting, the researchers argue, is that it leads you to want the wrong things and make poor judgements about what will really make you happy. Word Origin 2000 Usage Note also miswant […]