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Related / Similar Words: manipulation, habit, wont, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise, function, purpose, role, enjoyment, consumption, economic consumption, usance, use of goods and services, expend, utilize, utilise, apply, employ, habituate, practice


  • exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one''s own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous";
  • a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it";
  • the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers";
  • what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?";
  • a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses";
  • (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat";
  • (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily";
  • use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions";
  • put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can''t make use of this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied;
  • take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely";
  • habitually do something (use only in the past tense); "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";
  • avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance";
  • seek or achieve an end by using to one''s advantage; "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"; "The president''s wife used her good connections";

    See Also: consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out


    Hyponyms: mind game, ritual, second nature, cleanliness, uncleanliness, practice, play, misuse, abuse, exploitation, development, recycling, application, practical application, raison d'etre, fair use, fruition, conspicuous consumption, pervert, spare, take, occupy, use up, waste, blow, squander, give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote, pull out all the stops, put, assign, ply, address, misapply, avail, overuse, overdrive, cannibalize, cannibalise, recycle, reprocess, reuse, exploit, work, tap, strain, extend, exert, exercise, enjoy, share, put to work, implement, fall back, resort, recur, drink, tope, board, follow, trespass, take advantage


    Grouped Verbs: practice, apply, utilize, utilise, employ


    Attributes: functional, nonfunctional


    Entailments: consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out


    Derivational Morphology: manipulate, pull strings, pull wires, keep in line, control, habituate, practice, practise, exercise, do, exert, utilize, utilise, apply, employ, serve, function, enjoy, expend, consumption, using up, expenditure, economic consumption, usance, use of goods and services, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, application, practical application, utility, usefulness, utilizer, utiliser, user, habit, wont, drug user, substance abuser, custom, pattern, manipulation, exploiter, exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using


    Anagrams: Sue, sue


    Language Translations:
    Catalan: ús and usar   Chinese:  
    Dutch: gebruik and gebruiken and nut   Esperanto: uzi  
    Finnish: hyödyllisyys and käyttää and käyttö   French: usage and utiliser and utilité  
    German: benutzen and Benutzung and Nutzen   Hebrew: השתמש  
    Hungarian: használni   Ido: uzar  
    Italian: usare and uso   Japanese: 用いる and 効用 and 使用  
    Korean: 쓰다   Latvian: lietot  
    Norwegian: bruk and nytte   Polish: użycie and użytek and używać  
    Portuguese: usar and uso   Romanian: folosire and utiliza  
    Russian: использовать and употребление   Slovene: uporaba  
    Spanish: usar and uso and utilidad   Swedish: använda  
    Turkish: fayda and kullanma and kullanmak   Vietnamese: ích and dùng and sự  
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