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“Utilize” or “Utilise”


Utilize and utilise are both English terms.


Utilize is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while utilise is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
utilize 97 30 62 99 32 30 0 39 39 100 100 100
utilise 3 70 38 1 68 70 0 61 61 0 0 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "utilize" over "utilise" (97 to 3).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 70 to 30 preference for "utilise" over "utilize".
  • In India, there is a preference for "utilize" over "utilise" (62 to 38).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "utilize" over "utilise" (99 to 1).
  • In Canada, there is a 68 to 32 preference for "utilise" over "utilize".
  • In Australia, there is a 70 to 30 preference for "utilise" over "utilize".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "utilize" and "utilise".
  • In Ireland, there is a 61 to 39 preference for "utilise" over "utilize".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 61 to 39 preference for "utilise" over "utilize".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "utilize" over "utilise" (100 to 0).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "utilize" over "utilise" (100 to 0).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "utilize" over "utilise" (100 to 0).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use utilize or utilise with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “utilize”

  • Goertzel added that Sophia did utilize AI methods including face tracking,
  • where he was able to utilize his rich fantasy in creating
  • Next, the animators would utilize the software program "Chicken Wire",
  • hydrogen fuel cell vehicle might utilize renewable electricity is roughly 20%.
  • Open-source efforts in Judaism utilize licensing strategies by which contemporary
  • synchronized choreography, they managed to utilize the stage to its fullest
  • Today, researchers continue to utilize basic chemical principles to develop
  • satirical comedies which did not utilize expressionism and showed him in
  • words mixed in and frequently utilize the poetic forms of copla
  • up a fence-post, ready to utilize it while the wolves sat

Examples of “utilise”

  • network to allow students to utilise their own devices across the
  • system allows those enrolled to utilise automated "airlock" barriers to cross
  • alternate form, Grimlock chose to utilise more ferocious dinosaurian beast modes
  • Many of the proposed techniques utilise the well-characterised atmosphere of Mars
  • Where relevant, Ajam seeks to utilise native roots-based forms of vocal
  • of the pact, Maharashtra could utilise 60 tmcft (thousand million cubic
  • Kodály's education techniques utilise elements from language and the
  • destinations were implemented to fully utilise otherwise idle buses and agreements
  • third generation Saga continues to utilise a hydraulic power steering system,
  • the first national award to utilise a youth work models in

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