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Synonyms and Antonyms of use

  1. 1 the act or practice of employing something for a particular purpose <the use of boom boxes is strictly prohibited in the park> Synonyms application, employment, exercise, operation, play, usage Related Words exertion; reuse Near Antonyms disuse, nonuse

  2. 2 the capacity for being useful for some purpose <the broken grill isn't going to be of much use in cooking the hamburgers> Synonyms account, avail, mileage, service, serviceability, serviceableness, usefulness, utility Related Words advantage, benefit, gain; aid, assistance, help; applicability, appropriateness, fitness, relevance; profit, value, worth Near Antonyms inapplicability, inappropriateness Antonyms uselessness, worthlessness

  3. 3 positive regard for something <I have no use for slackers> Synonyms appetite, fancy, favor, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, likingRelated Words craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike



Synonyms and Antonyms of use

  1. 1 to put into action or service <I will need to use the large hammer for this project> Synonyms apply, employ, exercise, exploit, harness, operate, utilize Related Words handle, manipulate, wield; direct, run, work; cannibalize, recycle, reuse Phrases bring to bear, draw on (or upon), make use of Near Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

  2. 2 to behave toward in a stated way <the factory workers were underpaid and poorly used by their employers> Synonyms act (toward), be (to), deal (with), handle, serve, treatRelated Words consider, esteem, rate, reckon, regard, view; engage (with), react (to), respond (to)

  3. 3 to take unfair advantage of <I was paying for everything on our little outing, and I was starting to feel like I was being used> Synonyms abuse, capitalize (on), cash in (on), impose (on or upon), leverage, milk, pimp, play (on or upon), exploit, workRelated Words jerk around, manipulate, mistreat; bleed, cheat, fleece, overcharge, skin, soak, stick; commercialize, commodify

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February 13, 2016

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