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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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