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Synonyms for (noun) use

Synonyms: manipulation, use Definition: exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage Usage: his manipulation of his friends was scandalous

Similar words: influence Definition: causing something without any direct or apparent effort

Synonyms: habit, use Definition: (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition Usage: owls have nocturnal habits; she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair; long use had hardened him to it

Similar words: custom, usage, usance Definition: accepted or habitual practice

Synonyms: usage, use, utilisation, utilization, employment, exercise Definition: the act of using Usage: he warned against the use of narcotic drugs; skilled in the utilization of computers

Similar words: activity Definition: any specific behavior Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms: use, purpose, role, function Definition: what something is used for Usage: the function of an auger is to bore holes; ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

Similar words: usefulness, utility Definition: the quality of being of practical use

Synonyms: use Definition: a particular service Usage: he put his knowledge to good use; patrons have their uses

Similar words: usefulness, utility Definition: the quality of being of practical use

Synonyms: use, enjoyment Definition: (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property Usage: we were given the use of his boat

Similar words: legal right Definition: a right based in law

Synonyms: consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services Definition: (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing Usage: the consumption of energy has increased steadily

Similar words: demand Definition: the ability and desire to purchase goods and services Usage: the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips; the demand exceeded the supply

Synonyms for (verb) use

Synonyms: habituate, use Definition: take or consume (regularly or habitually) Usage: She uses drugs rarely

Similar words: consume, have, ingest, take, take in Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee

Synonyms: use Definition: habitually do something (use only in the past tense) Usage: 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

Similar words: move, act Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

Synonyms: use Definition: seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage Usage: She uses her influential friends to get jobs; The president's wife used her good connections

Similar words: work, exploit Definition: use or manipulate to one's advantage Usage: He exploit the new taxation system; She knows how to work the system; he works his parents for sympathy