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Idioms about use

Origin of use

First recorded in 1175–1225; (verb) Middle English usen, from Old French user, from Latin ūsus, past participle of ūtī “to use”; (noun) Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ūsus “act of using a thing, application, employment,” equivalent to ūt-, stem of ūtī “to use” + -tus suffix of verbal action, with tt becoming s

words often confused with use

See usage.

OTHER WORDS FROM use

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH use

1. use , utilize (see synonym study at the current entry)2. use , usage (see usage note at the current entry)
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WHEN TO USE

What is another way to say use?

To use something is to employ it for some purpose or to put it into service. How is use different from utilize? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

How to use use in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for use

use

verb (juːz) (tr)
noun (juːs)
See also used to, use up

Word Origin for use

C13: from Old French user to use, from Latin ūsus having used, from ūtī to use
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Other Idioms and Phrases with use

use

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