II. Prospective Volition
2. Subservience to ends; degree of subservience
[Nouns] utility; usefulness; efficacy,
efficiency, adequacy; service, use, stead, avail; help (aid) [more]; applicability; subservience (instrumentality) [more]; function (business) [more];
value; worth (goodness) [more]; money's worth;
productiveness [more]; cui bono (intention) [more]; utilization (use) [more]
step in the right direction.
common weal; commonwealth, public good, public interest; utilitarianism
[Verbs] be useful; avail, serve; subserve
(be instrumental to) [more]; conduce (tend) [more]; answer, serve one's turn, answer a purpose,
serve a purpose.
act a part (action) [more]; perform a function,
discharge a function; render a service, render good service, render yeoman's
service; bestead, stand one in good stead be the making of; help [more].
bear fruit (produce) [more]; bring grist to the
mill; profit, remunerate; benefit (do good) [more].
find one's account in, find one's advantage in; reap the benefit of (be
better for) [more]. render useful (use) [more].
[Adjectives] useful; of use;
serviceable, proficuous, good for; subservient (instrumental) [more]; conducive (tending) [more];
subsidiary (helping) [more].
advantageous (beneficial) [more]; profitable,
gainful, remunerative, worth one's salt; valuable; prolific (productive) [more].
adequate; efficient, efficacious; effective, effectual; expedient [more].
applicable, available, ready, handy, at hand, tangible; commodious,
adaptable; of all work.
[Adverbs] usefully; pro bono publico.