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use (n):
exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
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his manipulation of his friends was scandalous
Related Words: manipulation
use (n):
(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
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owls have nocturnal habits.
she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair.
long use had hardened him to it

Related Word: habit
use (n):
the act of using
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he warned against the use of narcotic drugs.
skilled in the utilization of computers

Related Words: employmentexerciseusageutilisationutilization
use (n):
what something is used for
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the function of an auger is to bore holes.
ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

Related Word: function
use (n):
a particular service
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he put his knowledge to good use.
patrons have their uses
use (n):
(law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
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we were given the use of his boat
Related Word: enjoyment
use (n):
(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
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the consumption of energy has increased steadily
use (v):
use up, consume fully
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The legislature expended its time on school questions
Related Words: expend
use (v):
put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
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use your head!
we only use Spanish at home.
I can't use this tool.
Apply a magnetic field here.
This thinking was applied to many projects.
How do you utilize this tool?
I apply this rule to get good results.
use the plastic bags to store the food.
He doesn't know how to use a computer

Related Words: applyemployutiliseutilize
use (v):
take or consume (regularly or habitually)
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She uses drugs rarely
Related Words: habituate
use (v):
habitually do something (use only in the past tense)
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She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally.
I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall.
They used to vacation in the Bahamas
use (v):
avail oneself to
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apply a principle.
practice a religion.
use care when going down the stairs.
use your common sense.
practice non-violent resistance

Related Words: applypractice
use (v):
seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
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She uses her influential friends to get jobs.
The president's wife used her good connections
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