"make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose"
"use your head!"
"we only use Spanish at home"
"I can't use this tool"
"Apply a magnetic field here"
"This thinking was applied to many projects"
"How do you utilize this tool?"
"I apply this rule to get good results"
"use the plastic bags to store the food"
"He doesn't know how to use a computer"
usethe act of using; what something is used for; a particular service; (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; put into service; take or consume (regularly or habitually); use up, consume fully; seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; avail oneself to; habitually do something or be in a certan state or place (use only in the past tense)
utilizeput into service; convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
utilise put into service
applyput into service; be pertinent or relevant or applicable; ask (for something); apply to a surface; be applicable to; give or convey physically; avail oneself to; ensure observance of laws and rules; refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; apply oneself to
employ as in engage or hire for work
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"
"How many people has she employed?"
hire a newly hired employee; the act of hiring something or someone; engage or hire for work; hold under a lease or rental agreement; engage for service under a term of contract
engagecarry out or participate in an activity; consume all of one's attention or time; engage or hire for work; ask to represent; give to in marriage ; get caught; carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); hire for work or assistance; engage for service under a term of contract; keep engaged