Textual thesaurus for "use"

(noun) manipulation

exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

his manipulation of his friends was scandalous

(noun) habit

(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

(noun) usage, utilisation, utilization, employment, exercise

the act of using

he warned against the use of narcotic drugs; skilled in the utilization of computers

(noun) purpose, role, function

what something is used for

the function of an auger is to bore holes; ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

(noun) enjoyment

(law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property

we were given the use of his boat

(noun) consumption, economic consumption, usance, use of goods and services

(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing

the consumption of energy has increased steadily

(verb) expend

use up, consume fully

The legislature expended its time on school questions

(verb) utilise, utilize, employ, apply

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

(verb) habituate

take or consume (regularly or habitually)

She uses drugs rarely

(verb) practice, apply

avail oneself to

apply a principle; practice a religion; use care when going down the stairs; use your common sense; practice non-violent resistance