1. use - noun
· the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
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?"
3. use - noun
· a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
4. use - noun
· (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
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"
6. use - noun
· exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
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"
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"
9. use - verb
· take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
10. use - verb
· use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
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"
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"
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"
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