List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 411

SYNONYMS: use, employ, utilize.
These verbs mean to avail oneself of someone or something in order to make him, her, or it useful, functional, or beneficial.

To use is to put into service or apply for a purpose: uses a hearing aid; used the press secretary as spokesperson; using a stick to stir the paint
Employ is often interchangeable with use: She employed her education to maximum advantage. Unlike use, however, the term can denote engaging or maintaining the services of another or putting another to work: When men are employed, they are best contented.
Utilize is especially appropriate in the narrower sense of making something profitable or of finding new and practical uses for it: In the 19th century waterpower was widely utilized to generate electricity.

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