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Noun
The act of using an object
“The regular use of moisturizer has made my skin soft and supple.”
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The act of using something intangible
“The use of free speech should not be curtailed in our society.”
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The act of using a finite substance
“The use of water in the village decreased during the drought.”
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Usefulness or benefit
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“The use provided by this exercise machine was greatly exaggerated in the infomercial.”
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A purpose for which something may be employed
“The primary use of a toothbrush is to clean your teeth.”
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The need or necessity for something
“I will keep these old books as I may still have some use for them.”
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The repeated usage of something
“The machine endured years of use in the factory without breaking down.”
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The exploitation of others for one's own gain
“The sociopath's use of others without remorse was reprehensible.”
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(usually negated with "no") Positive regard for something
“I have no use for immoral miscreants such as yourself.”
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The object or goal of something
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The customary or correct method or procedure
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The action of living in or using a building or other place
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The action of possessing and benefiting from something
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The state of being able to proceed with something without difficulty
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The action of making use of and benefiting from resources
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The state of being a proprietor
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Arrangement
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The complete set of chemical reactions that occur in living cells
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The act of taking something up, by tightening, absorption, or reeling in
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Damage or deterioration sustained from continuous use
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The natural or man-made deeper course through a reef, bar, bay, or any shallow body of water
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The idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action
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An amount of money spent
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The act of gaining possession in exchange for something (such as a voucher)
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Action given to provide assistance
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The prevailing fashion or style at a particular time
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An addictive practice, especially one of taking drugs
Verb
To utilize or employ a tangible object
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“You can use a fork to eat your pasta.”
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To utilize or employ something intangible
“I trust you will use your discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
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To expend or consume by employing
“The car will use all of its fuel to get us to our destination.”
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To exploit someone for one's personal gain
“She feigned having an interest in him when her only intent was to use him for his resources.”
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To consume, especially an illicit substance
“He would begin to use cocaine regularly, and his life would take a turn for the worse.”
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(with auxiliary "could") To potentially benefit from
“This messy room could use some tidying.”
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(dated) To behave toward in a stated way
“The company would underpay and poorly use their employees.”
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To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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To put into action or service
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(of a place or position) To occupy
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To have or gain use or entry of a particular service or location
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(usually in the negative) To handle, especially in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect
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To choose to take up, follow, or use
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Put into effect
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Exploit or defraud by taking small amounts of money over a period of time
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To take for one's own benefit, typically without permission
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Travel by or catch some form of transportation
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Have a loan of
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Make demands on
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Do business at an establishment
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Redistribute, station troops or weapons
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Damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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Pierce to drain
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(bank with) To use the services of a bank
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Usually from a public fund or treasury
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To subject to cruel or unjust treatment
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(of a garment size) To wear or require
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To give information to
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To cheat or swindle, especially by overcharging
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Use to advantage
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To swallow in liquid form
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To gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment
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Reside; use
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Engage in conversation
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To trick or cause to believe what is untrue
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