Etymology
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utile (adj.)

late 15c., from Old French utile "useful" (13c.), from Latin utilis "useful, beneficial, profitable," from uti "make use of, profit by, take advantage of" (see use (v.)).

updated on December 27, 2015

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Definitions of utile from WordNet

utile (adj.)
being of use or service;
Synonyms: useful
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