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Overview of verb use

The verb use has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (603) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

(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")

2. (12) use, habituate

(take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely")

3. (8) use, expend

(use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions")

4. use

(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")

5. practice, apply, use

(avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance")

6. use

(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")

Overview of adj used

The adj used has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) used

(employed in accomplishing something; "the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker)

2. (1) exploited, ill-used, put-upon, used, victimized, victimised

(of persons; taken advantage of; "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used")

3. (1) secondhand, used

(previously used or owned by another; "bought a secondhand (or used) car") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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