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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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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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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

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.
In Virginia, Hanley said a new law banning cellphone use while driving should increase highway safety.
The platforms, which are outdoors, have undergone decades of use and weather-related deterioration.
So far, the EEOC hasn’t even issued clear guidelines concerning hiring algorithms that are already in use.
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.
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.
Simply plug in the hand warmer when not in use, and you’ll never be left out in the cold.
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.
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.
Passive time spent on social media can be worse for our well-being than more active use.

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