used Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
- use your head!
- we only use Spanish at home
- I can't use this tool
- Apply a magnetic field here
- This thinking was applied to many projects
- How do you utilize this tool?
- I apply this rule to get good results
- use the plastic bags to store the food
- He doesn't know how to use a computer
verb take or consume (regularly or habitually)
verb use up, consume fully
- The legislature expended its time on school questions
verb seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
- She uses her influential friends to get jobs
- The president's wife used her good connections
verb avail oneself to
apply; use; practice.
- apply a principle
- practice a religion
- use care when going down the stairs
- use your common sense
- practice non-violent resistance
verb habitually do something (use only in the past tense)
- 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
adjective employed in accomplishing something
- the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker
adjective satellite of persons; taken advantage of
exploited; put-upon; victimised; victimized; ill-used.
- after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used
adjective satellite previously used or owned by another
- bought a secondhand (or used) car
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