An act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly).
Dutch: slachtofferschap, uitbuiting
The act of using:
— He warned against the use of narcotic drugs.
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Dutch: benutting, gebruik, nut
Polish: korzystanie, posługiwanie się, stosowanie, używanie, wykorzystywanie
What something is used for:
— Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?.
Dutch: functie, rol
Polish: funkcja, rola
A particular service.
economics The utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing.
Polish: konsumpcja, spożycie
psychology An automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition:
— Long use had hardened him to it.
Dutch: gewoonte, ritueel
Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage.
Dutch: bewerking, manipulatie
law The exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property:
— We were given the use of his boat.
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.
— Use the plastic bags to store the food.
— He doesn't know how to use a computer.
Dutch: utiliseren, hanteren, benutten, aanwenden, bezigen, gebruiken, nemen, pakken, toepassen, verwerken
Take or consume (regularly or habitually):
— She uses drugs rarely.
Use up, consume fully.
Seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage.
Avail oneself to:
— Use care when going down the stairs.
— Use your common sense.
Habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (use only in the past tense).
Moby thesaurus: ablation, absolute interest, abuse, account, act toward, adaptability, advantage, appliance, applicability, application, apply, appropriateness, automatism, avail, availability, bad habit, behalf, behave toward, behoof, benefit ... show more.
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