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Advantages gained from something
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“The use provided by this exercise machine was greatly exaggerated in the infomercial.”
Plural for the act of using an object
“The regular use of moisturizer has made my skin soft and supple.”
Plural for the act of using something intangible
“The use of free speech should not be curtailed in our society.”
Plural for the act of using a finite substance
“The use of water in the village decreased during the drought.”
Plural for a purpose for which something may be employed
“The primary use of a toothbrush is to clean your teeth.”
Plural for the need or necessity for something
“I will keep these old books as I may still have some use for them.”
Plural for the repeated usage of something
“The machine endured years of use in the factory without breaking down.”
Plural for the exploitation of others for one's own gain
“The sociopath's use of others without remorse was reprehensible.”
(usually negated with "no") Plural for a fondness or positive regard for something
“I have no use for immoral miscreants such as yourself.”
To utilize or employ a tangible object
“You can use a fork to eat your pasta.”
To utilize or employ something intangible
“I trust you will use your discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
To expend or consume by employing
“The car will use all of its fuel to get us to our destination.”
To exploit someone for one's personal gain
“She feigned having an interest in him when her only intent was to use him for his resources.”
To consume, especially an illicit substance
“He would begin to use cocaine regularly, and his life would take a turn for the worse.”
(with auxiliary "could") To potentially benefit from
“This messy room could use some tidying.”
(dated) To behave towards someone in a certain way
“The company would underpay and poorly use their employees.”
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