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See definition of use on Dictionary.com
  • nounapplication; employment
  • verbwork with; consume

synonyms for use

  • adoption
  • benefit
  • handling
  • help
  • need
  • operation
  • practice
  • purpose
  • service
  • treatment
  • usage
  • value
  • account
  • advantage
  • appliance
  • applicability
  • appropriateness
  • avail
  • call
  • capitalization
  • cause
  • convenience
  • custom
  • end
  • exercise
  • exercising
  • exertion
  • fitness
  • good
  • habit
  • helpfulness
  • mileage
  • mobilization
  • necessity
  • object
  • occasion
  • point
  • profit
  • reason
  • relevance
  • serviceability
  • usability
  • usefulness
  • utility
  • way
  • wont
  • worth
  • wear and tear
See also synonyms for: used / uses / using
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antonyms for use

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  • disadvantage
  • harm
  • hindrance
  • hurt
  • injury
  • inappropriateness
  • loss
  • unsuitability
  • uselessness
  • save
  • leave alone
  • stop
  • halt
  • let go
  • neglect
  • mismanage
  • abstain
  • repudiate
  • reject
  • cease
  • renounce
  • misuse
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The verb use is a general word: to use a telephone; to use a saw and other tools; to use one’s eyes; to use eggs in cooking. As applied to persons, use implies some selfish or sinister purpose: to use another to advance oneself. What is used often has depreciated or been diminished, sometimes completely consumed: a used automobile; All the butter has been used. Utilize implies practical or profitable use: to utilize the means at hand, a modern system of lighting.

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How to use use in a sentence

As Ensminger puts it, one of Hallmark’s best attributes is its range, and the company has put that versatility to good use in the face of an overwhelming crisis.
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In Virginia, Hanley said a new law banning cellphone use while driving should increase highway safety.
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The platforms, which are outdoors, have undergone decades of use and weather-related deterioration.
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So far, the EEOC hasn’t even issued clear guidelines concerning hiring algorithms that are already in use.
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The first was the use of financial incentives — although they were so tiny, less than a dollar, that you have to wonder how powerful they’d be.
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The limit of 12 weeks within any 12-month period would remain, with use of paid time for one reason reducing how much could be used for another.
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Simply plug in the hand warmer when not in use, and you’ll never be left out in the cold.
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Line drying the garment is usually recommended, with care not to squeeze or wring out the vest so as to keep the delicate wiring inside safe for your next use.
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The measures set out requirements for training for administering the vaccine and allowing for someone who owns a large facility to offer it for use as a mass vaccination site.
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Passive time spent on social media can be worse for our well-being than more active use.
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WORDS RELATED TO USE

  • do an injustice to
  • exploit
  • impose on
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  • wrong
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