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use

 
Noun use has 7 senses
  1. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise - the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     practice; play; misuse, abuse; exploitation, development; recycling; application, practical application
    Derived forms: verb use1, verb use2
  2. use - a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
    --2 is a kind of
    utility, usefulness
    Derived form: verb use5
  3. function, purpose, role, use - what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
    --3 is a kind of utility, usefulness
    --3 has particulars: raison d'etre
  4. consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services - (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
    --4 is a kind of demand
    --4 has particulars: conspicuous consumption
    Derived form: verb use4
  5. habit, use, wont - a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
    --5 is a kind of custom, usage, usance
    --5 has particulars: ritual; second nature; cleanliness; uncleanliness
  6. use, enjoyment - (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"
    --6 is a kind of legal right
    --6 has particulars: fair use; fruition
  7. manipulation, use - exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
    --7 is a kind of influence
    --7 has particulars: mind game
    Derived form: verb use3
Verb use has 6 senses
  1. use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ - put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't make use of 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"
    Derived forms: noun use1, noun user1, noun usage1
    Sample sentence:
    They use the animals
  2. use, habituate - take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
    --2 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived forms: noun use1, noun user3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. use - seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"; "The president's wife used her good connections"
    --3 is one way to
    exploit, work
    Derived forms: noun use7, noun user2, noun using1
    Sample sentence:
    They use him to write the letter
  4. use, expend - use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
    Derived form: noun use4
    Sample sentence:
    They use the money
  5. practice, apply, use - avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
    Derived forms: noun use2, noun usance3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. use - habitually do something (use only in the past tense); "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"
    --6 is one way to
    act, move
    Derived form: noun usage2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
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