Top 10 Other Words for Use (Explained w Examples)

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So, you’re wondering what other words you can use instead of the word “use”? Look no further, we have the answers you need. Keep reading and you will find multiple examples and learn how to use them.

Apply

Meaning: To make use of something.

Example Sentence: He applied everything he learned and passed the test with flying colors.

Employ

Meaning: To make use of something.

Example Sentence: We all employed our skills and managed to solve the problem.

Control

Meaning: To use, to determine the behavior of something.

Example Sentence: Can you control this machine for me, I need a break…

Exercise

Meaning: To use or apply something.

Example Sentence: The school board exercises control over the fate of students who didn’t pass the exam.

Exploit

Meaning: To make full use of something.

Example Sentence: Everyone is trying to exploit this new technology.

Handle

Meaning: To use, manipulate.

Example Sentence: George handled the machinery with care

Manage

Meaning: To be in charge of something you use.

Example Sentence: Do you think David can manage running his father’s company?

Manipulate

Meaning: To use and control something skillfully.

Example Sentence: Zoe manipulated the formulas perfectly.

Operate

Meaning: To use something, to control it.

Example Sentence: Do you know how to operate a crane?

Practice

Meaning: To use something in an activity regularly.

Example Sentence: Did you practice using a kitchen knife?

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