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using

noun

1 using

An act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly).

synonyms: exploitation, victimisation, victimization.

Dutch: slachtofferschap, uitbuiting
Polish: wiktymizacja




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use

noun

1 use

The act of using:
— He warned against the use of narcotic drugs.

synonyms: employment, exercise, usage, utilisation, utilization.

Roget 613: habit, habitude; assuetude, assuefaction, wont; run, way.    common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things; matter of course; ... show more

Roget 644: utility; usefulness etc. adj.; efficacy, efficiency, adequacy; service, use, stead, avail; help etc. (aid) ... show more

Roget 677: use; employ, employment; exercise, exercitation; application, appliance; adhibition, disposal; consumption; agency etc. (physical) 170; ... show more

Roget 780: property, possession, suum cuique [Lat.], meum et tuum [Lat.].    ownership, proprietorship, lordship; seignority; empire etc. (dominion) 737.    interest, stake, ... show more

Dutch: benutting, gebruik, nut
Polish: korzystanie, posługiwanie się, stosowanie, używanie, wykorzystywanie

2 use

What something is used for:
— Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?.

synonyms: function, purpose, role.

Dutch: functie, rol
Polish: funkcja, rola

3 use

A particular service.

4 use

economics The utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing.

synonyms: consumption, economic consumption, usance, use of goods and services.

Polish: konsumpcja, spożycie

5 use

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.

synonym: habit.

Dutch: gewoonte, ritueel

6 use

Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage.

synonym: manipulation.

Dutch: bewerking, manipulatie
Polish: manipulacja

7 use

law The exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property:
— We were given the use of his boat.

synonym: enjoyment.

Dutch: genot

verb

1 use

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.

synonyms: apply, employ, utilise, utilize.

Roget 677: use, make use of, employ, put to use; put in action, put in operation, put in practice; set in motion, set to work.    ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate; ... show more

Dutch: utiliseren, hanteren, benutten, aanwenden, bezigen, gebruiken, nemen, pakken, toepassen, verwerken

2 use

Take or consume (regularly or habitually):
— She uses drugs rarely.

synonym: habituate.

3 use

Use up, consume fully.

synonym: expend.

Roget 638: spend, expend, use, consume, swallow up, exhaust; impoverish; spill, drain, empty; disperse etc. 73.    cast away, ... show more

4 use

Seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage.

5 use

Avail oneself to:
— Use care when going down the stairs.
— Use your common sense.

synonyms: apply, practice.

6 use

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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