Is there any way to restate "Please utilize for productive use" without the redundant utilize and use?

  • "Please make good use of ..." It seems to me the sentence is triply redundant since "to be productive" already implies the effective use of something. Unless this is just an exercise, of course.
    – Andrew
    Dec 13, 2016 at 5:34
  • This depends on the context. Does it mean "Please utilize for productive use only"? Are there unproductive uses?
    – Hobbes
    Dec 13, 2016 at 10:16

2 Answers 2


I can think of a few alternatives:

  • Please utilize productively
  • Please use productively
  • Please refrain from applications which are not productive
  • Please refrain from unproductive applications



It's not clear in what context the phrase appears, but, "Please utilize for production." is sufficient.

  • "Production" and "productive", while related, are not directly synonymous, and "productive use" carries connotations that the noun simply doesn't have.. Dec 13, 2016 at 3:56
  • That is why I prefaced the answer with "context." It seemed like the kind of statement that would be posted at a factory. It is, indeed, redundant. If someone is "utilizing" something, then they are making use of it. If they are making use of it than it is presumed they are using it for some kind of productive activity. If the statement has some purpose other than using item A to produce item B, I apologize for misunderstanding the question.
    – karyse
    Dec 13, 2016 at 4:09
  • Not all uses are productive ones. Example: any game ever. Dec 13, 2016 at 4:14

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