Definition for used

adjective as in secondhand

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Example Sentences

That strategy has been used in some cases to help determine GMO policy.

Like many trans users, Transartist often gets used as a source of information more than anything else.

The new information consisted of Internet protocol addresses that Comey said are “exclusively used” by North Korea.

My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.

Morris struggled to straighten his back, which involved stiffening a spine rarely used.

He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.

Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.

The badness of the gunpowder used by the Mexicans, was again of great service to us.

It was afterwards used as a schoolroom in connection with Winfield's factory.

Knowing by experience that he would soon be up to it, he used his pole with all his might, hoping to steer clear of it.


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When To Use

What is another way to say used?

What is used often has depreciated or been diminished, sometimes completely consumed: a used automobile; All the butter has been used. Used is the past participle of use, which is a general verb: 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. Utilize implies practical or profitable use: to utilize the means at hand, a modern system of lighting.

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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to used, such as: recycled, worn, hand-me-down, nearly new, not new, and passed down.

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