make use of

make use of
phrasal
: to put to use : use, employ

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make use of
1. To use, employ
2. To take the help, etc, of (a person) in obtaining an end with no intention of repaying him or her, to exploit
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Main Entry:use

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make use of phrase
to use someone or something for a particular purpose, especially one that brings a benefit to you

Why doesn’t she make use of her singing talent?

make good use of someone/​something:

I hope you’ve made good use of your time.

Thesaurus: to use something, or to be usedsynonym
Main entry: use

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use for a purpose
benefit from

they were educated enough to make use of further training

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make use of
: to use (something)

She made use of the money to pay for college.

He tried to make good/better use of his spare time. [=he tried to use it in a better and more productive way]

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Main Entry:use

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

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  • make use of — index capitalize (seize the chance), exercise (use), exert, impropriate, manipulate (utilize skillfully), ply, profit …   Law dictionary

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  • make use of — to use someone or something for a particular purpose, especially one that brings a benefit to you Why doesn t she make use of her singing talent? make good use of someone/something: I hope you ve made good use of your time …   English dictionary

  • make use of — use; derive benefit from …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make use of — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. use, employ, utilize; see use 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • make use of — phrasal to put to use ; employ …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • make use — verb To use, usually productively and/or for a specific purpose. Syn: employ, exploit, take advantage of …   Wiktionary

  • make use of — benefit from. → use …   English new terms dictionary

  • make use of — idi to use, esp. effectively; employ …   From formal English to slang

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