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Engelsk navneord: use

1. use (om handling) the act of using


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe warned against the use of narcotic drugs.
Skilled in the utilization of computers.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)employment, exercise, usage, utilisation, utilization


Mindre specifikke termeractivity


Mere specifikke termerabuse, application, development, exploitation, misuse, play, practical application, practice, recycling

2. use (om egenskab) what something is used for


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe function of an auger is to bore holes.
Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)function, purpose, role


Mindre specifikke termerusefulness, utility


Mere specifikke termerraison d'etre


Kendetegnerfunctional, nonfunctional

3. use (om egenskab) a particular service


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe put his knowledge to good use.
Patrons have their uses.


Mindre specifikke termerusefulness, utility

4. use (om proces) (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe consumption of energy has increased steadily.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)consumption, economic consumption, usance, use of goods and services


Mindre specifikke termerdemand


Mere specifikke termerconspicuous consumption


Overordnet emneområdeeconomic science, economics, political economy

5. use (om handling) (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningOwls have nocturnal habits.
She had a habit twirling the ends of her hair.
Long use had hardened him to it.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)habit


Mindre specifikke termercustom, usage, usance


Mere specifikke termercleanliness, ritual, second nature


Overordnet emneområdepsychological science, psychology

6. use (om handling) exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis manipulation of his friends was scandalous.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)manipulation


Mindre specifikke termerinfluence


Mere specifikke termermind game

7. use (om egenskab) (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe were given the use of his boat.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)enjoyment


Mindre specifikke termerlegal right


Mere specifikke termerfair use, fruition


Overordnet emneområdejurisprudence, law


Engelsk udsagnsord: use

1. use (om forbrug, indtagelse el. anvendelse) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningUse your head!.
We only use Spanish at home.
I can't use this tool.
Apply a magnetic field here.
This thinking was applied to many projects.
How do you utilize this tool?.
I apply this rule to get good results.
Use the plastic bags to store the food.
He doesn't know how to use a computer.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey use the animals


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)apply, employ, utilise, utilize


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Mere specifikke termeraddress, assign, avail, cannibalise, cannibalize, commit, consecrate, dedicate, devote, enjoy, exercise, exert, exploit, exploit, extend, fall back, give, implement, misapply, misuse, overdrive, overuse, play, play, ply, pull out all the stops, put, put to work, recur, recycle, reprocess, resort, reuse, share, strain, take, tap, waste, work, work


Medførerapply, go for, hold


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningapply, practice, use

2. use (om forbrug, indtagelse el. anvendelse) take or consume (regularly or habitually)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe uses drugs rarely.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)habituate


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mindre specifikke termerconsume, have, ingest, take, take in


Mere specifikke termerboard, drink, tope

3. use (om forbrug, indtagelse el. anvendelse) use up, consume fully


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe legislature expended its time on school questions.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey use the money


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)expend


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Mere specifikke termerabuse, abuse, blow, misuse, occupy, pervert, spare, squander, take, use up, waste


Kan forårsageconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

4. use (om adfærd) seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe uses her influential friends to get jobs.
The president's wife used her good connections.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey use him to write the letter


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Mindre specifikke termerexploit, work


Mere specifikke termertake advantage, trespass

5. use (om adfærd) avail oneself to


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningApply a principle.
Practice a religion.
Use care when going down the stairs.
Use your common sense.
Practice non-violent resistance.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)apply, practice


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something


Mere specifikke termerfollow


Udsagnsord med lignende betydningapply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

6. use (om adfærd) habitually do something (use only in the past tense)


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally.
I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall.
They used to vacation in the Bahamas.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Mindre specifikke termeract, move









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