Synonyms for use

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