To use

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to use: to utilize, to operate, to make use of, to exploit

the use: the utilization, the practice, the application, the usage, the operation
What's the use of this thing? What does this thing do?

Pronunciation examples
UK: Don't use the computer to write letters. You should use a pen!
US: What's the use of a pen? Pens are useless in the modern world!
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  • "I'm Spitting - using 'Spitter' on my mobile phone!"
  • "A gentleman uses a straight left."
  • "It smells like a used diaper with Indian food."
  • "I have used shorthand in my notes in order to save time."
  • "I am using my last silk scarf to write you this note, please forgive the ink-stained fabric."
  • "I was wondering if you could perhaps use your political influence, as the president of Europe to, er, pull a few strings?"
  • "Now, use the secret knock."
  • "A president can't use his power to further his own interests, or the interests of his family or friends or even the man he's madly in love with."
  • "Icarus : Using high pitch frequencies emitted by the global positioning device in Bruno's helicopter, and then cross referencing them both with the amount of fuel in the helicopter as well as all known latitude and longitudes in both the eastern and western hemispheres, I was able to project Bruno and Susie's trajectory and landing location within one kilometer!"
  • "And the beauty of this song is - in case it wins me any bonus points - you can also use it for New Year too, which I assume I'll also be spending alone."

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