II. Prospective Volition
2. Subservience to ends; precursory measures
[Nouns] use; employ, employment; exercise, exercitation; application, appliance; adhibition, disposal; consumption; agency (physical) [more]; usufruct; usefulness [more]; benefit; recourse, resort, avail.
[Conversion to use] utilization, service, wear.
[Way of using] usage.
ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate; play, play off; exert, exercise, practice, avail oneself of, profit by, resort to, have recourse to, recur to, take betake oneself to; take up with, take advantage of; lay one's hands on, try.
render useful [more]; mold; turn to account, turn to use; convert to use, utilize; work up; call into play, bring into play; put into requisition; call forth, draw forth; press into service, enlist into the service; bring to bear upon, devote, dedicate, consecrate, apply, adhibit, dispose of; make a handle of, make a cat's-paw of.
fall back upon, make a shift with; make the most of, make the best of.
use up, swallow up; consume, absorb, expend; tax, task, wear, put to task.