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1. use

verb. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.

Synonyms

  • utilize
  • make use of
  • avail oneself of
  • employ
  • avail
  • work
  • wield
  • ply
  • apply
  • implement
  • overuse
  • assign
  • give
  • pull out all the stops
  • recycle
  • reuse
  • waste
  • exploit
  • dedicate
  • address
  • recur
  • cannibalize
  • misapply
  • extend
  • cannibalise
  • fall back
  • enjoy
  • consecrate
  • put
  • share
  • put to work
  • utilise
  • hold
  • devote
  • reprocess
  • employ
  • play
  • go for
  • strain
  • commit
  • practice
  • exercise
  • resort
  • exert
  • overdrive
  • misuse
  • take

Antonyms

  • defy
  • go
  • skew
  • tactlessness

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Use

  • misconstrues
  • newport-news
  • santa-cruz
  • drive-thrus
  • aeroperu's
  • worldnews
  • primenews
  • kangaroos
  • shampoos
  • revues
  • reviews
  • review's
  • tattoos
  • taboos
  • spews
  • skews
  • skewes
  • screws
  • renews
  • pursues
  • mahfouz
  • jammu's
  • eschews
  • ensues
  • cebu's
  • canoes
  • accrues
  • views
  • throughs
  • theus

How do you spell use? Is it uise ?

A common misspelling of use is uise

Sentences with use


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Again, a Notes column can be a useful option, as can any account numbers you use.

2. Verb, base form
When a woman is pregnant, one of her most important decisions is which health care provider to use.

Quotes about use


1. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
- Oscar Wilde

2. The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
- William James

3. It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

2. use

noun. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] the act of using.

Synonyms

  • application
  • utilisation
  • practice
  • play
  • utilization
  • usage
  • practical application
  • activity
  • abuse
  • recycling
  • misuse
  • employment
  • exercise
  • development

Antonyms

  • borrow
  • breastfeed
  • starve
  • bottlefeed

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. use

noun. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] what something is used for.

Synonyms

  • raison d'etre
  • functional
  • purpose
  • nonfunctional
  • function
  • role
  • utility

Antonyms

  • functional
  • uselessness
  • inutility
  • disinherit

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. use

verb. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] take or consume (regularly or habitually).

Synonyms

  • take
  • have
  • tope
  • board
  • take in
  • consume
  • habituate
  • drink

Antonyms

  • assemble
  • studio
  • idle
  • fail

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. use

verb. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] use up, consume fully.

Synonyms

  • spare
  • squander
  • abuse
  • run through
  • blow
  • eat up
  • occupy
  • pervert
  • eat
  • wipe out
  • take
  • exhaust
  • use up
  • misuse
  • consume
  • deplete
  • expend

Antonyms

  • recuperate
  • providence
  • hospitable
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. use

noun. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] a particular service.

Synonyms

  • utility

Antonyms

  • inutility
  • explode

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. use

noun. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition.

Synonyms

  • ritual
  • habit
  • usage
  • second nature
  • usance
  • custom

Antonyms

  • forfeit
  • deny
  • withdraw
  • take

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. use

noun. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage.

Synonyms

  • mind game
  • influence

Antonyms

  • ride
  • exempt
  • demote

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. use

noun. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing.

Synonyms

  • consumption
  • demand
  • use of goods and services
  • usance
  • economic consumption

Antonyms

  • refuse
  • shrink
  • hide
  • underspend

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. use

verb. ['ˈjuːs, ˈjuːz'] habitually do something (use only in the past tense).

Synonyms

  • act

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • decrease

Etymology

  • usen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • user (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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