exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one''s own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous" Synonyms: manipulation,
(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition; "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it" Synonyms: habit,
use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions" Synonyms: expend,
put into service; 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" Synonyms: utilize, utilise, apply, employ,
take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely" Synonyms: habituate,
habitually do something (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"
avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance" Synonyms: practice, apply,
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"