1. usage, use, utilisation, utilization, exercise, employment (noun)
the act of using.
any specific behavior.
the exercise of a profession.
utilization or exercise.
the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products.
2. apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize (verb)
put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.
employ in a game or in a specific position.
use or move.
pull out all the stops verb
use all resources available.
address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question.
use inefficiently or inappropriately.
use to one's advantage.
have benefit from.
travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route.
use jointly or in common.
apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design.
3. function, purpose, use, role (noun)
what something is used for.
raison d'etre noun
the purpose that justifies a thing's existence.
4. habituate, use (verb)
take or consume (regularly or habitually).
5. expend, use (verb)
use up, consume fully.
6. use (noun)
a particular service.
7. use (verb)
seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage.
8. economic consumption, use of goods and services, usance, consumption, use (noun)
(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing.
the ability and desire to purchase goods and services.
conspicuous consumption noun
buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth.
9. habit, use (noun)
(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition.
10. practice, use, apply (verb)
avail oneself to.
adhere to or practice.
11. use (verb)
habitually do something (use only in the past tense).
12. manipulation, use (noun)
exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage.
causing something without any direct or apparent effort.
mind game noun
deliberate actions of calculated psychological manipulation intended to intimidate or confuse (usually for competitive advantage).
13. enjoyment, use (noun)
(law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property.
legal right noun
a right based in law.
use immunity (noun)
an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination
use of goods and services (noun)
(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
use up (verb)
use up (resources or materials)
useable (adjective satellite)
fit or ready for use or service
the quality of being able to provide good service
employed in accomplishing something
used to (adjective satellite)
in the habit
a car that has been previously owned; not a new car
used-car lot (noun)
a parking lot where a dealer in used-cars displays cars for sale
being of use or service
in a useful manner
the quality of being of practical use
having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully
in a useless manner
the quality of having no practical use