use Definition

  • 1the act of utilizing something; the state of being utilized
  • 2the purpose for which something is used or intended to be used

Using use: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "use" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The use of technology has revolutionized the way we communicate.

  • Example

    I have no use for this old computer anymore.

  • Example

    The use of excessive force by the police is unacceptable.

  • Example

    Please make good use of your time.

use Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using use

  • use your head

    to think carefully and logically about something


    You need to use your head and come up with a plan.

  • to think creatively and come up with new ideas


    The artist used her imagination to create a beautiful painting.

  • if you don't use something, you may forget how to use it or it may become useless


    You need to practice playing the piano regularly, otherwise it's use it or lose it.

Phrases with use

  • to use something that is available in order to achieve something


    You should make use of the resources available to you.

  • to not need or want something


    I have no use for this broken watch.

  • to use something effectively or in a way that benefits someone or something


    The money was put to good use by funding the new community center.

Origins of use

from Old French 'user', meaning 'to use'


Summary: use in Brief

The term 'use' [yooz] refers to the act of utilizing something or the state of being utilized. It can also refer to the purpose for which something is used. Examples include 'The use of technology has revolutionized the way we communicate,' and 'Please make good use of your time.' Phrases like 'make use of' and idioms like 'use your head' are common in English.

How do native speakers use this expression?