II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; precursory measures


[Antonyms: disuse, misuse.]

[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.

[Verbs] use, make use of, employ, put to use; put in action, put in operation, put in practice; set in motion, set to work.

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.

[Adjectives] in use; used; well-worn, well-trodden.

useful [more]; subservient (instrumental) [more].

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