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The act of using an object
“The regular use of moisturizer has made my skin soft and supple.”
The act of using something intangible
“The use of free speech should not be curtailed in our society.”
To utilize or employ a tangible object
“You can use a fork to eat your pasta.”
To utilize or employ something intangible
“I trust you will use your discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
The act of using a finite substance
“The use of water in the village decreased during the drought.”
To expend or consume by employing
“The car will use all of its fuel to get us to our destination.”
Usefulness or benefit
“The use provided by this exercise machine was greatly exaggerated in the infomercial.”
A purpose for which something may be employed
“The primary use of a toothbrush is to clean your teeth.”
The need or necessity for something
“I will keep these old books as I may still have some use for them.”
The repeated usage of something
“The machine endured years of use in the factory without breaking down.”
To exploit someone for one's personal gain
“She feigned an interest in him when her only intent was to use him for his resources.”
To consume, especially an illicit substance
“He would begin to use cocaine regularly and his life would take a turn for the worse.”
The exploitation of others for one's own gain
“The sociopath's use of others without remorse was reprehensible.”
(with auxiliary "could") To potentially benefit from
“This messy room could use some tidying.”
(usually negated with "no") Positive regard for something
“I have no use for immoral miscreants such as yourself.”
(dated) To behave toward in a stated way
“The company would underpay and poorly use their employees.”
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