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Another word for use

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Verb
  1. To put into action or use

      1. To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
      1. To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of:
      2. To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill:
      3. To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill:
      1. A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work:
      2. An article used to outfit or equip someone:
      3. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
      1. An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one.
      2. A program or system designed to take advantage of a particular error or security vulnerability in computers or networks.
      3. To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
      1. Activity that requires physical or mental exertion, especially when performed to develop or maintain fitness:
      2. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
      3. The active use or application of something:
      1. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
      2. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy:
      3. To put (something) to use or service:
      1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
      2. To put to or adapt for a special use:
      3. To put into action:
      1. To put into motion or action; activate:
      2. To cause to take action:
  2. To control or direct the functioning of

      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. To perform a function; work:
      2. To perform surgery.
      3. To exert an influence:
      1. To have charge of; direct or administer:
      2. To exert control over; regulate or limit toward a desired end:
      3. To direct or supervise (employees or other staff):
    See also:

    control

  3. To take advantage of unfairly

      1. To take for granted as being true in the absence of proof to the contrary:
      2. To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove:
      3. To venture without authority or permission; dare:
      1. To establish or apply as compulsory; levy:
      2. To bring about by authority or force; force to prevail:
      3. To obtrude or force (oneself, for example) on another or others.
      1. An act or deed, especially a brilliant or heroic one.
      2. A program or system designed to take advantage of a particular error or security vulnerability in computers or networks.
      3. To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
      1. To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
      2. To hurt or injure by maltreatment; ill-use:
      3. To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
    See also:

    treat well

Noun
  1. The act of putting into play

      1. (American) Alternative spelling of utilisation.
      1. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
      2. The act or manner of treating; treatment:
      3. Habitual or accepted practice:
      1. To occupy oneself in an activity for amusement or recreation:
      2. To take part in a sport or game:
      3. To participate in betting; gamble.
      1. The act or process of operating or functioning.
      2. The state of being operative or functional:
      3. A process or series of acts involved in a particular form of work:
      1. The carrying out or physical realization of something. The phrase "there are various implementations of the protocol" means that there are several software products that execute that protocol. A computer system implementation would be the installation of new hardware and system software. An information system implementation would be the installation of new databases and application programs, and the adoption of new manual procedures.
      1. The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
      1. Activity that requires physical or mental exertion, especially when performed to develop or maintain fitness:
      2. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
      3. The active use or application of something:
      1. The act of employing.
      2. The state of being employed.
      3. The work in which one is engaged; occupation.
      1. The act of applying.
      2. Something applied, such as a cosmetic or curative agent.
      3. The act of putting something to a special use or purpose:
    See also:

    used

  2. The condition of being put to use

    See also:

    used

  3. A quantity consumed

    See also:

    used

    give

  4. The quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end

    See also:

    used

  5. A habitual way of behaving

    See also:

    usual

Idioms:

    use up

  1. To lessen or weaken severely, as by removing something essential

Another word for use

Noun
  1. The act of using

      1. The act of associating or the state of being associated.
      2. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
      3. A mental connection or relation between thoughts, feelings, ideas, or sensations.
      1. The act of realizing or the condition of being realized.
      2. The result of realizing.
      1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination:
      2. A firm decision to do something:
      3. A course of action determined or decided on:
      1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct:
      2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
      3. To hold in restraint; check:
      1. The basic method for making or doing something, such as an artistic work or scientific procedure:
      2. Skill or command in a particular activity:
      1. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
      2. Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end:
      3. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
      1. The act, manner, or method of handling or dealing with someone or something:
      2. The usual methods of dealing with a given situation:
      3. The use of an agent, procedure, or regimen, such as a drug, surgery, or exercise, in an attempt to cure or mitigate a disease, condition, or injury.
      1. Activity that requires physical or mental exertion, especially when performed to develop or maintain fitness:
      2. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
      3. The active use or application of something:
      1. To turn to or make use of a person, strategy, or course of action for help or as a means of achieving something:
      2. To go, especially customarily or frequently; repair:
      3. A place frequented by people for relaxation or recreation:
      1. The act or an instance of turning to or making use of a person or thing for aid or in an effort to achieve something:
      2. One that is turned to or made use of for aid or security:
      3. The right of a creditor to demand payment from an endorser or guarantor when the primary debtor fails to pay.
      1. To direct the course of; manage or control:
      2. To lead or guide:
      3. To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
      1. The act of performing or the state of being performed.
      2. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
      3. The way in which someone or something functions:
      1. A touching, feeling, or manipulating with the hands.
      2. The process of packing and distributing merchandise:
      3. The way in which something is handled or taken care of:
      1. The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control:
      2. The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
      3. Skill in managing; executive ability.
      1. The act or practice of manipulating.
      2. The state of being manipulated.
      3. Shrewd or devious management, especially for one's own advantage.
      1. (American) Alternative spelling of utilisation.
      1. In family law, the legal process that establishes a parent/child relationship between individuals who are not related by blood. Once the adoption is completed, the adoptive child becomes entitled to all the privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents, and the adoptive parents acquire all the legal rights, duties, and obligations of the child’s natural parents. Furthermore, all legal rights, duties, and obligations between the child and his or her natural parents (except, in some states, the obligation to pay delinquent child support payments) terminates upon the completion of the adoption.
      2. In contract law, the acceptance by a person or entity of the rights and responsibilities made for their benefit under a contract to which she is not a party.
      3. To accept legal responsibility for the act of another. See also ratify.
      1. A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use:
      2. A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
      1. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
      2. The act or manner of treating; treatment:
      3. Habitual or accepted practice:
      1. The act of applying.
      2. Something applied, such as a cosmetic or curative agent.
      3. The act of putting something to a special use or purpose:
      1. The act of employing.
      2. The state of being employed.
      3. The work in which one is engaged; occupation.
      1. To do or perform habitually or customarily; make a habit of:
      2. To do or perform (something) repeatedly in order to acquire or polish a skill:
      3. To give lessons or repeated instructions to; drill:
  2. The state of being useful

Verb
  1. To make use of

  2. To make a practice of; now only in the past tense with an infinitive

  3. To behave toward

    See also:

    manage

Synonym Study

  • Utilize implies the putting of something to a practical or profitable use to utilize chemical byproducts
  • Employ , a somewhat more elevated term, implies the putting to useful work of something not in use at that moment to employ a vacant lot as a playground and, with reference to persons, suggests a providing of work and pay she employs five accountants
  • he used his brother to advance himself
  • Use implies the putting of a thing (or, usually in an opprobrious sense, a person regarded as a passive thing) into action or service so as to accomplish an end to use a pencil, a suggestion, etc.