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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
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.