Re: "See" and "Utilize"

Subject: Re: "See" and "Utilize"
From: Kathleen Walsh <kathleen -at- QANTEL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 12:11:39 -0800

KDFisher -at- aol -dot- com wrote:

> I also wish the word "utilize" would be permanently banned and replaced with
> "use."

while I agree that too often people use the word "utilize" where "use"
is correct; banning it is not the solution. There are cases (and I have
come across them) where "utilize" is correct. "utilize" means to make
use of. the first time I remember editing something and not changing
"utilize" to "use" was in a job description of one of our principal
engineers: as part of his supervisory responsibilities, he had to
utilize other engineers skills to complete projects. I don't think
"use" works in that case.

Kathleen
kathleen -at- qantel -dot- com


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