Definition - use

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use
  1. a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
  2. use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
  3. (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"
  4. put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;
  5. (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
  6. take or consume (regularly or habitually);
  7. habitually do something (use only in the past tense);
  8. avail oneself to;
  9. seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage;
  10. exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
  11. (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited

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