use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise(noun)
the act of using
"he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
exercising, usage, use, practice, custom, habit, engagement, workout, use of goods and services, consumption, usance, role, practice session, function, work, employ, utilization, utilisation, employment, economic consumption, drill, physical exercise, example, manipulation, enjoyment, recitation, purpose, physical exertion, exercise
function, purpose, role, use(noun)
what something is used for
"the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
utilisation, habit, usage, routine, role, social occasion, manipulation, theatrical role, use of goods and services, procedure, function, occasion, character, subroutine, part, determination, aim, usance, purpose, enjoyment, subprogram, employment, mapping, use, consumption, single-valued function, persona, intention, economic consumption, intent, social function, exercise, affair, office, mathematical function, map, utilization, design
a particular service
"he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services(noun)
(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
"the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
phthisis, usage, use, custom, habit, expenditure, use of goods and services, uptake, ingestion, exercise, role, pulmonary tuberculosis, using up, wasting disease, utilization, consumption, employment, economic consumption, manipulation, intake, usance, enjoyment, function, purpose, white plague, utilisation
(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
"owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
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exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
"his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
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(law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
"we were given the use of his boat"
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use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ(verb)
put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
"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"
take or consume (regularly or habitually)
"She uses drugs rarely"
use up, consume fully
"The legislature expended its time on school questions"
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"
practice, apply, use(verb)
avail oneself to
"apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In general terms it may be said that to employ is to devote to one's purpose, to use is to render subservient to one's purpose; what is used is viewed as more absolutely an instrument than what is employed; a merchant employs a clerk; he uses pen and paper; as a rule, use is not said of persons, except in a degrading sense; as, the conspirators used him as a go-between. Hence the expression common in some religious circles "that God would use me" is not to be commended; it has also the fault of representing the human worker as absolutely a passive and helpless instrument; the phrase is altogether unscriptural; the Scripture says, "We are laborers together with (co-workers with) God." That which is used is often consumed in the using, or in familiar phrase used up; as, we used twenty tons of coal last winter; in such cases we could not substitute employ. A person may be employed in his own work or in that of another; in the latter case the service is always understood to be for pay. In this connection employ is a word of more dignity than hire; a general is employed in his country's service; a mercenary adventurer is hired to fight a tyrant's battles. It is unsuitable, according to present usage, to speak of hiring a pastor; the Scripture, indeed, says of the preacher, "The laborer is worthy of his hire;" but this sense is archaic, and hire now implies that the one hired works directly and primarily for the pay, as expressed in the noun "hireling;" a Pastor is properly said to be called, or when the business side of the transaction is referred to, engaged, or possibly employed, at a certain salary.
Employ in, on, upon, or about a work, business, etc.; for a purpose; at a stipulated salary.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
List of paraphrases:
utilization, used, using, usage, uses, utilize, employment, utilisation, consumption, recourse, employ, utilizing, utilise, resort, appeal, exploitation, exploit, remedies, 'utilisation, application, job, remedy, consume, apply, serve, purposes, operate, user, uso, resorting, operation, usefulness, jobs, advantage, reliance, purpose, take, take-up
Translations for use
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- استخدم, استعمل, استعمالArabic
- вы́карыстаць, ўжыва́ць, выкарысто́ўваць, скарысто́ўваць, ужы́ць, ужыва́нне, ўжыць, скарыста́цьBelarusian
- ব্যবহার করাBengali
- usar, utilitzar, ús, fer servirCatalan, Valencian
- použít, použitíCzech
- gebrauchen, gewöhnlich tun, verwenden, Nutzen, Gebrauch, Zweck, Anwendung, Funktion, Benutzung, zu tun pflegen, benutzen, verbrauchenGerman
- χρησιμοποιώ, χρησιμότητα, χρήση, συνηθίζω, καταναλώνωGreek
- función, soler, utilizar, usar, acostumbrar, utilidad, usoSpanish
- به کار بردن, کاربرد, فایده, استفاده کردنPersian
- käyttötarkoitus, käyttökohde, käyttö, käyttää, hyöty, hyödyllisyysFinnish
- usage, utilité, avoir l'habitude de, servir, utiliser, utilisation, emploiFrench
- brûkeWestern Frisian
- cleachd, dèan feum de, math, iomairScottish Gaelic
- uso, utilizar, usarGalician
- इस्तेमाल करनाHindi
- itilizeHaitian Creole
- օգտագործում, օգուտ, օգտագործել, կիրառությունArmenian
- usare, essere solito, usoItalian
- 用いる, 利用, 使用, 用途, 効用, 使用する, 使うJapanese
- 사용, 하다, 使用, 사용하다, 쓰다Korean
- کهڵک, بهکارهێنانKurdish
- uti, usurpatio, ususLatin
- izmantot, lietotLatvian
- nut, gebruik, gebruiken, functieDutch
- brukNorwegian Nynorsk
- bruk, anvendelse, bruke, nytteNorwegian
- choyoołʼįįhNavajo, Navaho
- emplegar, usarOccitan
- użytek, funkcja, stosować, zastosowanie, posługiwać się, używać, stosowanie, użycie, użytecznośćPolish
- utilizar, usar, utilidade, uso, costumarPortuguese
- applitgar, niz, duvrarRomansh
- utilitate, întrebuințare, uz, folosi, utiliza, funcție, folosire, folosințăRomanian
- примене́ние, употреблять, использовать, испо́льзование, применять, прок, употребле́ние, по́льзаRussian
- ко̀ристити, kòristitiSerbo-Croatian
- uporaba, uporabiti, rabaSlovene
- bruk, användning, användaSwedish
- นำมาใช้, ใช้Thai
- kullanmak, kullanış, kullanım, yarar, kullanma, faydaTurkish
- ужи́ти, вжива́ння, використо́вувати, вжи́ти, ви́користати, вжыва́ти, ужыва́тиUkrainian
- استعمال کرناUrdu
- dùng, ích, sử dụng, lợi dụng, xàiVietnamese
- geb, gebönVolapük
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