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Subject:"See" and "Utilize", HR From:David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 16 Feb 1996 11:15:08 -0500
Bill Sullivan writes:
You would use a toothbrush
to brush your teeth, but you might well utilize a program of
brushing, flossing, and rinsing to control all the bad things that
could happen inside your mouth, for example.
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I would follow a programme of ...
i) Not utilise
ii) In UK English -mme, except for instructions to computers.
I'm not going to check my dictionary for nuances of meaning of utilise. I
rarely feel the urge to utilise anything. When others do, I tend to rewrite.
When and why did Personnel turn into Human Resources?