Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
3. Precursory Measures
USE, employ; exercise, exercitation; application, appliance; adhibition, disposal; consumption; agency (physical) [See Agency]; usufruct; usefulness [See Utility]; benefit; recourse, resort, avail; pragmatism, pragmaticism.
[CONVERSION TO USE] utilization, utility, service, wear.
[WAY OF USING] usage, employment, modus operandi [L.]. USER, consumer, purchasing public, buying public; market, public demand, popular demand, demand.
USE, make use of, employ, put to use; apply; put in -action, - operation, - practice; set in motion, set to work.
PLY, work, wield, handle, manipulate; play, play off; exert, exercise, practice, avail oneself of, profit by; resort to, lay ones hand to, fall back upon, have recourse to, recur to, take to [colloq.], take up, betake oneself to; take up with, take advantage of; lay ones hands on, try.
RENDER USEFUL [See Utility]; mold or mould; turn to -account, - use; convert to use, utilize; administer; work up; call -, bring- into play; put into requisition; call -, draw- forth; press -, enlist- into the service; task, tax, put to task; bring to bear upon, devote, dedicate, consecrate, apply, adhibit, dispose of; make a handle of, make a cats-paw of.
FALL BACK UPON, make a shift with; make the most of, make the best of.
CONSUME, use up, devour, swallow up; absorb, expend; wear, outwear.
IN USE; used &c. v.; well-worn, well-trodden.
USEFUL [See Utility]; subservient (instrumental) [See Instrumentality]; utilitarian, pragmatic or pragmatical.
Busy people are never busybodies.Cynics Calendar