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Definition for: use

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Pronunciation 1

  • AHD: yo͞os , IPA: /juːs/ , SAMPA: /ju:s/
  • Rhymes: -uːs

Noun

use ( countable and uncountable; plural: uses )

  1. ( countable ) The act of using.
    The use of torture has been condemned by the United Nations.
    There is no use for your invention.
  2. ( uncountable; followed by of ) Usefulness, benefit.
    What's the use of a law that nobody abides to?
  3. A function; a purpose for which something may be employed.
    This tool has many use s.

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Translations

act of using

  • Catalan: ús m .
  • Chinese: 用 (yòng)
  • Czech: používat, používá
  • Dutch: gebruik n .
  • French: usage m .
  • German: Benutzung f . (1), Anwendung f . (1), Gebrauch m . (1)
  • Italian: uso m .
  • Norwegian: bruk m .
  • Portuguese: uso m .
  • Romanian: folosire f . , uz f .
  • Romansch: niz m .
  • Russian: употребление (upotreblénije) n .
  • Slovene: uporaba f . (1), raba f . (1)
  • Spanish: uso m .
  • Turkish: kullanma, kullanım, kullanış
  • Vietnamese: sự dùng

usefulness

  • Dutch: nut n .
  • German: Nutzen m . (2)
  • Norwegian: nytte m .
  • Turkish: fayda, yarar
  • Vietnamese: ích

function

  • Dutch: functie f .
  • Turkish: kullanış
  • Chinese : 用 (yòng), 使用
  • Japanese : 使用, 用途

Pronunciation 2

  • AHD: yo͞oz , IPA: /juːz/ , SAMPA: /ju:z/
  • Rhymes: -uːz
  • Homophones: ewes, yews, yous, youse

Transitive verb

to use ( third-person singular simple present uses , present participle using , simple past used , past participle used )

  1. To employ or apply.
    Use this knife to slice the bread.
    We can use this mathematical formula to solve the problem.

Synonyms

Translations

employ, apply

  • Arabic: استعمل (’istáʕmala)
  • Catalan: usar, utilitzar
  • Chinese: 用 (yòng), 使用 (shǐyòng), 应用 (yìngyòng), 消耗 (xiāohào)
  • Dutch: gebruiken
  • Esperanto: uzi
  • Finnish: käyttää
  • French: utiliser, se servir de
  • German: benutzen, verwenden, gebrauchen
  • Hungarian: használni
  • Ido: uzar
  • Italian: usare
  • Japanese: 用いる, 使う (つかう, tsukau)
  • Korean: 쓰다 (sseuda), 사용하다 (sayonghada)
  • Latvian: lietot, izmantot
  • Occitan: usar, emplegar
  • Portuguese: usar, utilizar
  • Romanian: utiliza, folosi
  • Romansch: duvrar, applitgar
  • Russian: использовать (ispól’zovat’), употреблять (upotreblját’)
  • Sardinian: imperàre
  • Spanish: usar, utilizar
  • Swedish: använda
  • Turkish: kullanmak
  • Vietnamese: dùng, sử dụng, xài, lợi dụng

Derived terms

Intransitive verb

See used

Other Translations for "use"

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