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use

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1 the act or practice of employing something for a particular purpose

  • the use of boom boxes is strictly prohibited in the park
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2 the capacity for being useful for some purpose

  • the broken grill isnʼt going to be of much use in cooking the hamburgers
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use

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1 to put into action or service

  • I will need to use the large hammer for this project
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bring to bear, draw on (or upon), make use of

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2 to behave toward in a stated way

  • the factory workers were underpaid and poorly used by their employers
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do by

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
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trade on, walk on

Synonym Discussion of use

use, employ, utilize mean to put into service especially to attain an end. use implies availing oneself of something as a means or instrument to an end.
    • willing to use any means to achieve her ends
employ suggests the use of a person or thing that is available but idle, inactive, or disengaged.
    • looking for better ways to employ their skills
utilize may suggest the discovery of a new, profitable, or practical use for something.
    • an old wooden bucket utilized as a planter


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