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use

Synonyms of use in English:

verb

  • 1 she used her key to open the front door
    utilize, make use of, avail oneself of, employ, work, operate, wield, ply, apply, maneuver, manipulate, put to use, put/press into service
  • 2 the court will use its discretion in making an order
    exercise, employ, bring into play, practice, apply, exert, bring to bear
  • 3 he just felt used
    take advantage of, exploit, manipulate, take liberties with, impose on, abuse;
    capitalize on, profit from, trade on, milk
    informal walk all over
  • 4 we have used all the available funds
    consume, get/go through, exhaust, deplete, expend, spend;
    waste, fritter away, squander, dissipate, run out of
  • noun

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  • 1 the use of such weapons
    utilization, usage, application, employment, operation, manipulation
  • 2 what is the use of that?
    advantage, benefit, service, utility, usefulness, help, good, gain, avail, profit, value, worth, point, object, purpose, sense, reason
  • 3 composers have not found much use for the device
    need, necessity, call, demand, requirement
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