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    use - Dictionary definition and meaning for word use

    Definition
    (noun) the act of using
    Example Sentence
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
    Definition
    (noun) what something is used for
    Synonyms : function , purpose , role
    Example Sentence
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
    Definition
    (noun) a particular service
    Example Sentence
    • he put his knowledge to good use
    • patrons have their uses
    Definition
    (noun) (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
    Example Sentence
    • the consumption of energy has increased steadily
    Definition
    (noun) (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
    Synonyms : habit
    Example Sentence
    • owls have nocturnal habits
    • she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
    • long use had hardened him to it
    Definition
    (noun) exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
    Synonyms : manipulation
    Example Sentence
    • his manipulation of his friends was scandalous
    Definition
    (noun) (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
    Synonyms : enjoyment
    Example Sentence
    • we were given the use of his boat
    Definition
    (verb) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    Synonyms : apply , employ , utilise , utilize
    Example Sentence
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
    Definition
    (verb) take or consume (regularly or habitually)
    Synonyms : habituate
    Example Sentence
    • She uses drugs rarely
    Definition
    (verb) use up, consume fully
    Synonyms : expend
    Example Sentence
    • The legislature expended its time on school questions
    Definition
    (verb) seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
    Example Sentence
    • She uses her influential friends to get jobs
    • The president's wife used her good connections
    Definition
    (verb) avail oneself to
    Synonyms : apply , practice
    Example Sentence
    • apply a principle
    • practice a religion
    • use care when going down the stairs
    • use your common sense
    • practice non-violent resistance
    Definition
    (verb) habitually do something (use only in the past tense)
    Example Sentence
    • She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally
    • I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall
    • They used to vacation in the Bahamas
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