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Translation of "use" - English-Spanish dictionary

use

noun /juːs/
the act of using or state of being used uso, utilización 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 uso This little knife has plenty of uses I have no further use for these clothes.
(often in questions or with negatives) value or advantage utilidad Is this coat (of) any use to you? It’s no use offering to help when it’s too late.
the power of using uso She lost the use of her right arm as a result of the accident.
permission, or the right, to use uso They let us have the use of their car while they were away.
useful adjective
helpful or serving a purpose well útil a useful tool/dictionary She made herself useful by doing the washing for her mother.
usefulness noun
utilidad This satnav has certainly proved its usefulness.
usefully adverb
in a useful way útilmente He spent the day usefully in repairing the car.
useless adjective
having no use or no effect inútil 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 en uso/desuso, dar un uso/no darle un uso How long has the gymnasium been in use / out of use?
come in useful
to become useful resultar útil My French came in useful on holiday.
have no use for
to despise no querer saber de I have no use for such silliness / silly people.
it’s no use
it’s impossible or useless es inútil He tried in vain to do it, then said ’It’s no use.’
make (good) use of ( put to (good) use)
sacar partido/provecho de He makes use of his training He puts his training to good use in that job.
(Definition of use from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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