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Adjective: used  yoozd
  1. Employed in accomplishing something
    "the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"
  2. (of persons) taken advantage of
    "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used";
    - exploited, ill-used, put-upon, victimized, victimised [Brit]
  3. Previously used or owned by another
    "bought a used car";
    - secondhand, pre-owned [N. Amer], second-hand
Verb: use  yooz
  1. Put into service; make work for a particular purpose or use as designed
    "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer";
    - utilize, utilise [Brit], apply, employ
  2. Take or consume (regularly or habitually)
    "She uses drugs rarely";
    - habituate
  3. Spend time doing something so that less or no time is left
    "The legislature used its time on school questions";
    - expend
  4. 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. Make use of; obey or follow
    "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense";
    - practice [N. Amer], apply, practise [Brit, Cdn]
  6. Habitually do something or be in a certain 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"

See also: employed, exhaust, in use, misused, old, utilised [Brit], utilized

Type of: act, consume, exploit, have, ingest, move, take, take in, work

Antonym: misused

Encyclopedia: Used, Zaragoza