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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
3. Precursory Measures
 
677. Use.
 
  
NOUN: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.
  
VERB: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 one’s 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 one’s 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 cat’s-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.
  
ADJECTIVE:IN USE; used &c. v.; well-worn, well-trodden.
  USEFUL [See Utility]; subservient (instrumental) [See Instrumentality]; utilitarian, pragmatic or pragmatical.
  
QUOTATION:Busy people are never busybodies.—Cynic’s Calendar

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