[Ads-l] leverage

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 27 19:13:39 EDT 2018


> I've heard the "utilize" sense several times lately.

So have I. The police routinely "leverage" information obtained from
suspect A to con a confession out of suspect B.


On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 5:18 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Simply "to utilize":
>
> "ITU is proud to partner with UNESCO for Mobile Learning Week 2018 to
> explore how we can leverage the power of ICTs to ensure inclusive and
> quality education for all.”
>
> No implication of "unfair advantage" (as at M-W Online). OED does even
> worse.
>
> I've heard the "utilize" sense several times lately.
>
> JL
>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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