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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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