Dictionary Results for use


1. use - noun

· the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"

Synonym(s): usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise

Hypernym(s): activity




2. use - noun

· what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

Synonym(s): function, purpose, role

Hypernym(s): utility, usefulness




3. use - noun

· a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"

Hypernym(s): utility, usefulness




4. use - noun

· (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"

Synonym(s): consumption, economic_consumption, usance, use_of_goods_and_services

Hypernym(s): demand




5. use - noun

· (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition; "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"

Synonym(s): habit

Hypernym(s): custom, usage, usance




6. use - noun

· exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"

Synonym(s): manipulation

Hypernym(s): influence




7. use - noun

· (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"

Synonym(s): enjoyment

Hypernym(s): legal_right




8. use - verb

· put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "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"

Synonym(s): utilize, utilise, apply, employ




9. use - verb

· take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"

Synonym(s): habituate

Hypernym(s): consume, ingest, take_in, take, have




10. use - verb

· use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"

Synonym(s): expend




11. use - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): exploit, work




12. use - verb

· avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"

Synonym(s): practice, apply




13. use - verb

· habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (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"; "she used to be his best friend and now they are enemies"

Hypernym(s): act, move





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