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- uſe (archaic)
From Middle English, from Old French us, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] usus (“‘use, custom, skill, habit’”), from past partiiple stem of uti (“‘use’”)
- (UK) enPR: yo͞os, IPA: /juːs/, SAMPA: /ju:s/
- (US) enPR: yo͞os, IPA: /jus/, SAMPA: /jus/
- The act of using.
- The use of torture has been condemned by the United Nations.
- There is no use for your invention.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Usefulness, benefit.
- What's the use of a law that nobody abides to?
- A function; a purpose for which something may be employed.
- This tool has many uses.
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From Middle English, from Old French user (“‘use, employ, practice’”), from Vulgar Latin *usare "use", frequentative form of past participle stem of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] uti (“‘to use’”)
Third person singular
- (transitive) To employ; to apply; to utilize.
- Use this knife to slice the bread.
- We can use this mathematical formula to solve the problem.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To exhaust the supply of; to consume by employing
- We should use up most of the fuel.
- (transitive) To exploit.
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