Definitions of use:
  • noun:   the act of using
    Example: "He warned against the use of narcotic drugs"
  • noun:   a particular service
    Example: "He put his knowledge to good use"
  • noun:   (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
    Example: "We were given the use of his boat"
  • noun:   exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
  • noun:   a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition
    Example: "Long use had hardened him to it"
  • noun:   what something is used for
    Example: "Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  • noun:   (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
  • verb:   habitually do something (use only in the past tense)
    Example: "She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally"
  • verb:   seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
    Example: "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"
  • verb:   use up, consume fully
  • verb:   put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    Example: "Use your head!"
  • verb:   take or consume (regularly or habitually)
    Example: "She uses drugs rarely"
  • verb:   avail oneself to
    Example: "Use care when going down the stairs"

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