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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.
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  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. To accept legal responsibility for the act of another. See also ratify.
  3. 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.
Shrewd or devious management, especially for one's own advantage.
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  1. Shrewd or devious management, especially for one's own advantage.
  2. The act or practice of manipulating.
  3. A manipulating or being manipulated; skillful handling or operation, artful management or control, etc.
(Obsolete) A guide; an escort.
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  1. (Obsolete) A guide; an escort.
  2. The act of directing or controlling; management.
  3. The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality and ethics.
An employing or being employed
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  1. An employing or being employed
  2. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
  3. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
The act or manner of treating; treatment:
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  1. The act or manner of treating; treatment:
  2. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
  3. The way in which a word, phrase, etc. is used to express a particular idea; customary manner of using the words of a given language in speaking or writing, or an instance of this
The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
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  1. The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
  2. The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control:
  3. (Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
Operation or functioning, usually with regard to effectiveness, as of a machine
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  1. Operation or functioning, usually with regard to effectiveness, as of a machine
  2. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
  3. (Linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.
A going or turning for help, support, etc.; recourse
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  1. A going or turning for help, support, etc.; recourse
  2. The act of turning to a person or thing for help or as a means of achieving something; recourse:
  3. A place to which people go often or generally, esp. one for rest or recreation, as on a vacation
(Film, TV) An outline or prose summary prepared before the script, giving the story with characters, situations, etc. but often without dialogue and usually without separate shots indicated
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  1. (Film, TV) An outline or prose summary prepared before the script, giving the story with characters, situations, etc. but often without dialogue and usually without separate shots indicated
  2. (--- Informal) 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.
(Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
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  1. (Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
  2. Skill or command in a particular activity:
  3. The basic method for making or doing something, such as an artistic work or scientific procedure:
The act or process of resolving something or breaking it up into its constituent parts or elements
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  1. The act or process of resolving something or breaking it up into its constituent parts or elements
  2. (--- Physics) The capability of an optical system, or other imaging system, of making clear and distinguishable the separate parts or components of an object
  3. A firm decision to do something:
An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
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  1. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
  2. The use of such connections as a literary device or psychoanalytic technique
  3. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association.
The quality of being useful, to which extent something is useful
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  1. The quality of being useful, to which extent something is useful
(Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
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  1. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
  2. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
  3. An activity to which one devotes time.
Adequate contractual consideration. See also fair market value.
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  1. Adequate contractual consideration. See also fair market value.
  2. That quality of a thing according to which it is thought of as being more or less desirable, useful, estimable, important, etc.; worth or the degree of worth
  3. Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit:
A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
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  1. A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
  2. A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
  3. Benefit or profit; gain:
The quality of being helpful.
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The quality of being suitable.
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(Eng. History) A payment in money made by a vassal to his lord
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  1. (Eng. History) A payment in money made by a vassal to his lord
  2. The act or result of helping; assistance:
  3. Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
Superior quality or worth; excellence:
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  1. Superior quality or worth; excellence:
  2. (--- Law) The factors to be considered in making a substantive decision in a case, independent of procedural or technical aspects:
  3. Worth; value; excellence
The place, position, or function properly or customarily occupied by another.
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  1. The place, position, or function properly or customarily occupied by another.
  2. (Obs.) A place, site, or locality
  3. Advantage; service; purpose:
Subservient behavior or manner; obsequiousness; servility
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  1. Subservient behavior or manner; obsequiousness; servility
  2. The state or quality of being subservient
The degree to which a thing is applicable; relevancy
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To keep busy or occupied; take up the attention, time, etc. of; devote
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  1. To keep busy or occupied; take up the attention, time, etc. of; devote
  2. To provide work and pay for
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
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  1. To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
  2. (Now Rare) To use habitually; practice; train
  3. To engage in exercise:
To give or supply; to make or create (implies trying or striving)
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  1. To give or supply; to make or create (implies trying or striving)
To put to or adapt for a special use:
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  1. To put to or adapt for a special use:
  2. To put to some practical or specific use
  3. To concentrate (one's faculties) on; employ (oneself) diligently
To teach or train through practice; exercise
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  1. To teach or train through practice; exercise
  2. To do repeatedly in order to learn or become proficient; exercise or drill oneself in
  3. To put knowledge into practice; work at or follow a profession, as medicine, law, etc.
To become the owner or caretaker of (a pet, especially one from a shelter).
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  1. To become the owner or caretaker of (a pet, especially one from a shelter).
  2. To choose and bring into a certain relationship
  3. To take up and use (an idea, a practice, etc.) as one's own
To take payment in the form of:
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  1. To take payment in the form of:
  2. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
  3. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
Alternative form of put into practice.
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  1. Alternative form of put into practice.
A habitual or customary action or act:
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  1. A habitual or customary action or act:
  2. A business based on this, often regarded as a legal property
  3. The condition of being skilled through repeated exercise:
The form or document on which such a request is made.
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  1. The form or document on which such a request is made.
  2. Close attention; diligence:
  3. (Computers) A computer program designed for a specific task or use.
A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
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  1. A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
  2. A device or machine for performing a specific task
  3. A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use:
The process of packing and distributing merchandise:
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  1. The process of packing and distributing merchandise:
  2. The act or an instance of touching, moving, etc. with the hands
  3. The way in which something is handled or taken care of:
A course of action for enforcing a claim; the right of the holder of a note to demand full payment of that note if the terms are not fully honored; the right to be repaid from the borrower’s or cosigner’s personal assets in excess of the collateral. A course of action for enforcing a claim; the right of the holder of a note to demand full payment of that note if the terms are not fully honored; the right to be repaid from the borrower’s or cosigner’s personal assets in excess of the collateral.
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  1. A course of action for enforcing a claim; the right of the holder of a note to demand full payment of that note if the terms are not fully honored; the right to be repaid from the borrower’s or cosigner’s personal assets in excess of the collateral. A course of action for enforcing a claim; the right of the holder of a note to demand full payment of that note if the terms are not fully honored; the right to be repaid from the borrower’s or cosigner’s personal assets in excess of the collateral.
  2. That to which one turns or may turn in seeking aid, safety, etc.
  3. 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:
A problem or group of written examples, passages, etc. to be studied and worked out for developing technical skill, as in mathematics, grammar, etc.
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  1. A problem or group of written examples, passages, etc. to be studied and worked out for developing technical skill, as in mathematics, grammar, etc.
  2. Active use or operation; employment
  3. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
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  1. Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
  2. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
  3. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
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  1. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  2. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
  3. A standard of comparison for verifying or checking the findings of an experiment; specif., such a standard obtained by withholding the substance, treatment, drug, etc. being tested
The act of realizing; an act of figuring out or becoming aware.
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  1. The act of realizing; an act of figuring out or becoming aware.
  2. The result of an artistic effort.
  3. A transformation of non-monetary assets into cash; a transaction such as a property sale that impacts upon the taxpayer’s wealth to the extent that it may trigger the imposition of an income tax. If the tax is, in fact, imposed, the transaction is said to be recognized. See also recognition. A transformation of non-monetary assets into cash; a transaction such as a property sale that impacts upon the taxpayer’s wealth to the extent that it may trigger the imposition of an income tax. If the tax is, in fact, imposed, the transaction is said to be recognized. See also recognition.
(Comput.) A program designed to perform or facilitate a basic task, such as coordinating files or detecting viruses
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  1. (Comput.) A program designed to perform or facilitate a basic task, such as coordinating files or detecting viruses
  2. A business that forms an essential public service and that is often government regulated, such as a public-service utility, electric company, and so on.
  3. The ability to form some function.
The state or condition of being usable.
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  1. The state or condition of being usable.
  2. The degree to which an object, device, software application, etc. is easy to use with no specific training.
The capacity of being usable; relevance:
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  1. The capacity of being usable; relevance:
  2. A specific use to which something is put:
  3. Close attention; diligence:
That quality of a person or thing that lends importance, value, merit, etc. and that is measurable by the esteem in which the person or thing is held
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  1. That quality of a person or thing that lends importance, value, merit, etc. and that is measurable by the esteem in which the person or thing is held
  2. The quality that renders something desirable, useful, or valuable:
  3. A quantity of something that may be purchased for a specified sum or by a specified means:
Something in which one excels.
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  1. Something in which one excels.
  2. A title of honor or respect; more common in the form Excellency.
  3. The fact or condition of excelling; superiority; surpassing goodness, merit, etc.
Anything that adds to one's comfort or saves work; useful, handy, or helpful device, article, service, etc.
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  1. Anything that adds to one's comfort or saves work; useful, handy, or helpful device, article, service, etc.
  2. Personal comfort or advantage:
  3. A condition personally favorable or suitable; advantage
Expediency.
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  1. Expediency.
  2. (Obsolete) Speed; haste.
The property of being serviceable, of being useful for some function.
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  1. The property of being serviceable, of being useful for some function.
  2. The property of being able to be serviced.
The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
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  1. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
  2. Advantage; gain; benefit
  3. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
(Uncountable) The state of being practical or feasible.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being practical or feasible.
  2. The quality or condition of being practical
  3. A practical, rather than theoretical, component or consideration
The condition of being fit; suitability, appropriateness, healthiness, etc.
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  1. The condition of being fit; suitability, appropriateness, healthiness, etc.
  2. Good health, especially good physical condition resulting from exercise and proper nutrition.
  3. (Biology) The extent to which an organism is able to produce offspring in a particular environment.
(Idiomatic) to use; to utilise; to apply
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To put (oneself) to strenuous effort:
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  1. To put (oneself) to strenuous effort:
  2. To bring to bear; exercise:
  3. To put forth or use energetically; put into action or use
To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
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  1. To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
(Cricket, of a batsman) to hit the ball into his own wicket, thus being out bowled
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  1. (Cricket, of a batsman) to hit the ball into his own wicket, thus being out bowled
  2. (Sports) to let the game continue after a foul has been committed, because the situation is advantageous to the team who would be awarded a foul.
(Literally) To sketch or mark with pencil, crayon, etc., on a given surface.
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  1. (Literally) To sketch or mark with pencil, crayon, etc., on a given surface.
  2. (Also draw upon) To appeal to, make a demand of, rely on; to utilize or make use of, as a source.
  3. To approach, come nearer, as evening.
(Intransitive, idiomatic, informal) to survive, get by with, or use whatever is available (due to lack of resources)
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, informal) to survive, get by with, or use whatever is available (due to lack of resources)
  2. (Informal) To use for one's purpose something worn, defective, or intended for another purpose.
To make productive; cultivate:
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  1. To make productive; cultivate:
  2. (Informal) To use one's influence, charm, etc. on (a person) to gain some profit or advantage
  3. To knead, stir, or otherwise manipulate in preparation:
To do or perform something habitually or repeatedly:
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  1. To do or perform something habitually or repeatedly:
  2. To work at, especially as a profession:
  3. To teach or train through practice; exercise
To put into motion or action; activate:
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  1. To put into motion or action; activate:
  2. To cause to take action:
To make use of; use
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  1. To make use of; use
  2. To keep busy or occupied; take up the attention, time, etc. of; devote
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
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  1. To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
  2. To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
  3. To use for one’s own advantage.
To put knowledge into practice; work at or follow a profession, as medicine, law, etc.
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  1. To put knowledge into practice; work at or follow a profession, as medicine, law, etc.
  2. To do repeatedly in order to learn or become proficient; exercise or drill oneself in
  3. To teach or train through practice; exercise
(Rare) To use carefully; husband
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  1. (Rare) To use carefully; husband
  2. To succeed in accomplishing, achieving, or producing, especially with difficulty:
  3. To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
(Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
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  1. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
  2. To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
  3. To be in operation; function or work:
To inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm upon
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  1. To inflict physical, sexual, or psychological harm upon
  2. To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
  3. To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
A form to be filled out with pertinent data in applying for something, as for employment
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  1. A form to be filled out with pertinent data in applying for something, as for employment
  2. Close attention; diligence:
  3. (Computers) A computer program designed for a specific task or use.
A ceremony that includes speeches, presentations, and other activities:
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  1. A ceremony that includes speeches, presentations, and other activities:
  2. Active use or operation; employment
  3. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
(Electronics) A result of implementing something; a finished product, system or device.
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  1. (Electronics) A result of implementing something; a finished product, system or device.
  2. The process of moving an idea from concept to reality. In business, engineering and other fields, implementation refers to the building process rather than the design process.
A control mechanism on an audio or video player that starts or resumes the audible or visual presentation of a recording.
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  1. A control mechanism on an audio or video player that starts or resumes the audible or visual presentation of a recording.
  2. Quick, often irregular movement or action, especially of light or color:
  3. Manner of dealing with others; conduct:
A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract.
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  1. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract.
  2. Required action or service:
  3. Service, esp. military service
A department or branch of a hospital staff that provides specified patient care:
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  1. A department or branch of a hospital staff that provides specified patient care:
  2. A religious rite or formal ceremony:
  3. An answering service.
A consuming or being consumed
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  1. A consuming or being consumed
  2. (--- Econ.) The using up of goods or services, either by consumers or in the production of other goods
  3. Pulmonary tuberculosis. No longer in scientific use.
A basis or ground:
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  1. A basis or ground:
  2. A report relating to one's conduct:
  3. Worth, standing, or importance:
(Obs.) Net proceeds; profits
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  1. (Obs.) Net proceeds; profits
  2. Use, benefit, or advantage:
A form of compensation, such as paid vacation time, subsidized health insurance, or a pension, provided to employees in addition to wages or salary as part of an employment arrangement.
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  1. A form of compensation, such as paid vacation time, subsidized health insurance, or a pension, provided to employees in addition to wages or salary as part of an employment arrangement.
  2. Gain or advantage
  3. That which is helpful; advantage; financial assistance; gain; privilege; profit. That which is helpful; advantage; financial assistance; gain; privilege; profit.
The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
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  1. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue. See also profit à prendre.
  2. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
  3. Advantage; gain; benefit
(Comput.) A program designed to perform or facilitate a basic task, such as coordinating files or detecting viruses
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  1. (Comput.) A program designed to perform or facilitate a basic task, such as coordinating files or detecting viruses
  2. A business that forms an essential public service and that is often government regulated, such as a public-service utility, electric company, and so on.
  3. The ability to form some function.
Habitual patronage, as of a store:
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  1. Habitual patronage, as of a store:
  2. A habitual practice of a person:
  3. A usual practice or habitual way of behaving; habit
Habitual or characteristic condition of mind or body; disposition
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  1. Habitual or characteristic condition of mind or body; disposition
  2. A habitual tendency or way of behaving.
The business of a professional person:
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  1. The business of a professional person:
  2. The act or process of doing something; performance or action:
  3. A habitual or customary action or way of doing something:
A particular expression in speech or writing:
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  1. A particular expression in speech or writing:
  2. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
  3. Long-continued or established practice; habitual or customary use or way of acting; custom; habit
An aspect, particular, or feature:
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  1. An aspect, particular, or feature:
  2. Distance [a long way off]
  3. An individual or personal manner of behaving, acting, or doing:
To have or establish a social relationship; interact:
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  1. To have or establish a social relationship; interact:
  2. To give an account of (an occurrence, for example); narrate.
  3. To connect or associate, as in thought or meaning; show as having to do with; show a relation between
To work out; solve
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  1. To work out; solve
  2. To attend to in such a way as to take care of or put in order:
  3. To prepare for further use especially by washing:
To operate with the hands; manipulate:
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  1. To operate with the hands; manipulate:
  2. To direct, execute, or dispose of:
  3. To manage, administer to, or represent:
To concentrate (one's faculties) on; employ (oneself) diligently
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  1. To concentrate (one's faculties) on; employ (oneself) diligently
  2. To put to or adapt for a special use:
  3. To put to some practical or specific use
To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
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  1. To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
  2. (Now Rare) To use habitually; practice; train
  3. To engage in exercise.
To carry into effect; fulfill; accomplish
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  1. To carry into effect; fulfill; accomplish
  2. To bring about; to put into practice
  3. To provide the means for the carrying out of; give practical effect to
To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
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  1. To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
(Now Rare) To bring about as an effect
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  1. (Now Rare) To bring about as an effect
  2. To bring about a desired or appropriate effect; have a certain influence
  3. To perform a function; work:
To make productive; cultivate:
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  1. To make productive; cultivate:
  2. To function or operate in the desired or required way:
  3. To knead, stir, or otherwise manipulate in preparation:
To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
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  1. To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
  2. To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
  3. To use for one’s own advantage.
To force oneself on or take unfair advantage of others:
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  1. To force oneself on or take unfair advantage of others:
  2. To force (oneself, one's presence or will, etc.) on another or others without right or invitation; obtrude
  3. To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass off:
To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove:
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  1. To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove:
  2. To take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare (to say or do something); venture
  3. To venture without authority or permission; dare:
(Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
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  1. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
  2. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
  3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
Energetic activity; effort
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  1. Energetic activity; effort
  2. The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
  3. The act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
Any specific plan, project, venture, etc.
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  1. Any specific plan, project, venture, etc.
  2. A process or series of acts involved in a particular form of work:
  3. (Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
A particular expression in speech or writing:
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  1. A particular expression in speech or writing:
  2. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
  3. The way in which a word, phrase, etc. is used to express a particular idea; customary manner of using the words of a given language in speaking or writing, or an instance of this
The form or document on which such a request is made.
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  1. The form or document on which such a request is made.
  2. (Computers) A computer program designed for a specific task or use.
  3. The capacity of being usable; relevance:
The state of being employed.
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  1. The state of being employed.
  2. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
  3. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
Habitual or accepted practice:
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  1. Habitual or accepted practice:
  2. A particular expression in speech or writing:
  3. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
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  1. A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
  2. A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
  3. Benefit or profit; gain:
The quality of being useful, to which extent something is useful
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  1. The quality of being useful, to which extent something is useful
Established custom or usage
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  1. Established custom or usage
  2. Custom; usage.
A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
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  1. A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
  2. A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
  3. A tendency to perform a certain action or behave in a certain way; usual way of doing something
Kind; sort:
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  1. Kind; sort:
  2. The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work:
  3. A way of acting; personal, esp. customary, behavior or bearing
(Philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
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  1. (Philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
  2. Practical application or exercise of a branch of learning.
  3. An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.
Interest paid on borrowed money.
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  1. Interest paid on borrowed money.
  2. The length of time, established by custom and varying between countries, that is allowed for payment of a foreign bill of exchange.
  3. Use.
Usual practice; habit
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  1. Usual practice; habit

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.
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