"using" in the noun sense
1. exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using
an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly
"capitalistic exploitation of the working class"
"paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization"
"using" in the verb sense
1. use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
put into service make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
"use 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"
2. use, habituate
take or consume (regularly or habitually
"She uses drugs rarely"
3. use, expend
use up, consume fully
"The legislature expended its time on school questions"
seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
"She uses her influential friends to get jobs"
"The president's wife used her good connections"
5. practice, apply, use
avail oneself to
"apply a principle"
"practice a religion"
"use care when going down the stairs"
"use your common sense"
"practice non-violent resistance"
habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (use only in the past tense
"She 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"
"she used to be his best friend and now they are enemies"
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