Übersetzung von “use” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


verbuse /yuzyust/
transitive to do sth with an object, device, area, etc.
utiliser , se servir de

She used the rock to break the window.
Elle s'est servi de la pierre pour briser la vitre.

a tool that can be used for many purposes
un outil qu'on peut utiliser à de nombreuses fins

The room is used as an office.
La pièce sert de bureau.
transitive to do sth with a particular method, idea, service, etc.
utiliser , se servir de

I use yoga to help patients relax.
J'utilise le yoga pour aider mes patients à se relaxer.

Thousands of customers use our delivery service.
Des milliers de clients ont recours à notre service de livraison.
transitive to take a particular amount from a supply

Can I use some of your sunscreen?
Je peux te prendre de l'écran solaire ?
transitive to say or write a particular word, phrase, etc.

He used the word "unfair" to describe the situation.
Il a employé le mot "injuste" pour décrire la situation.
to treat sb badly in order to get sth for yourself
utiliser , se servir

She's just using him to become popular.
Elle se sert tout simplement de lui pour devenir populaire.
transitive-intransitive to take illegal drugs

to use heroin/cocaine
prendre de l'héroïne / la cocaïne

I'd been using for ten years.
J'en ai pris pendant dix ans.
sb could use sth
indicates sb needs or wants sth
qqn prendrait bien qqch

I could use a drink.
Je prendrais bien un verre.

They could use some training.
Un peu d'entraînement ne leur ferait pas de mal.

use up

verb phrasaluse up [ ˈyuz ˈʌp ]
to finish a supply of sth

I used up all the soap.
J'ai fini tout le savon.


nounuse /yus/
countable-uncountable a purpose that sth has, or the way sth can be used
utilisation feminine , emploi masculine

a new technology with several uses
une nouvelle technologie qui a plusieurs utilisations

the monkey's use of the rock as a tool
l'utilisation par le singe de la pierre comme outil
of use (to)
utile (à)

The old computers might be of use to us.
Les anciens ordinateurs pourraient nous être utiles.
(of) no use (to)
not useful
qui ne sert à rien

The empty ones are no use to us.
Les vides ne nous servent à rien.
have no use for
to not need sth
ne pas avoir l'utilité de

He has no use for all those tools.
Je n'ai pas l'utilité de tous ces outils.
make use of
to use
utiliser / se servir de

I can make use of any boxes you don't want.
Je peux utiliser tous les cartons dont tu ne veux pas.
put sth to good use
faire bon usage

The homeless shelter can put these blankets to good use.
Le refuge pour sans-abris pourra faire bon usage de ces couvertures.
the act of using sth
utilisation feminine

the use of chemicals as fertilizers
l'utilisation de produits chimiques comme engrais

products that are thrown away after a single use
des produits qui sont jetés après une seule utilisation
in use
being used

a building that is no longer in use
un bâtiment qui n'est plus utilisé
uncountable the right to use sth
usage masculine

residents' use of the park
l'usage du parc par les résidents
uncountable the ability to use a part of your body
usage masculine

She lost the use of one arm.
Elle a perdu l'usage d'un bras.

(Übersetzung von “use” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


verb /juːz/

to employ (something) for a purpose

What did you use to open the can?

to consume

We’re using far too much electricity.
usable adjective

that can be used

Are any of these clothes usable?
used adjective

employed or put to a purpose

This road is not used any more.

not new

used cars.
user noun

a person who uses something

utilisateur/-trice; usager/-ère
computer users
drug users.
user-friendly adjective

(of a computer, dictionary, system etc) that is easy or simple to use, understand etc

facile à utiliser; convivial
a user-friendly camera.
user guide noun

a list of instructions etc on how to use a particular product, system etc

manuel d’utilisation
The attached user guide explains how to install the program on your computer.
be used to (something) /ˈjuːstu/

accustomed to

habitué à
She isn’t used to such hard work.
used to /ˈjuːstu/ (negative short forms usedn’t to, usen’t to /ˈjuːsntu/)

(I, he etc) was in the habit of (doing something); (I, he etc) was (usually) in a particular position, state etc

avoir l’habitude de; il y avait
I used to swim every day
She used not to be so forgetful
They used to play golf, didn’t they?
Didn’t you use(d) to live near me?
There used to be a butcher’s shop there, didn’t there?


noun /juːs/

the act of using or state of being used

usage, utilisation
The use of force to persuade workers to join a strike cannot be justified
This telephone number is for use in emergencies.

the/a purpose for which something may be used

This little knife has plenty of uses
I have no further use for these clothes.

(often in questions or with negatives) value or advantage

Is this coat (of) any use to you?
It’s no use offering to help when it’s too late.

the power of using

She lost the use of her right arm as a result of the accident.

permission, or the right, to use

They let us have the use of their car while they were away.
useful adjective

helpful or serving a purpose well

a useful tool/dictionary
She made herself useful by doing the washing for her mother.
usefulness noun

usefully adverb

in a useful way

He spent the day usefully in repairing the car.
useless adjective

having no use or no effect

Why don’t you throw away those useless things?
We can’t do it – it’s useless to try.
be in use ( be out of use)

to be used or not used

utilisé; inutilisé
How long has the gymnasium been in use / out of use?
come in useful

to become useful

rendre service (à)
My French came in useful on holiday.
have no use for

to despise

n’avoir que faire de
I have no use for such silliness / silly people.
it’s no use

it’s impossible or useless

c’est impossible; c’est inutile
He tried in vain to do it, then said ‘It’s no use.’
make (good) use of ( put to (good) use)

tirer parti de, mettre à profit
He makes use of his training
He puts his training to good use in that job.

(Übersetzung von “use” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)