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Use (/ju:z/) is an English verb.

Use is the most common English verb of French origin, and is ultimately derived from Latin, via French. Most other very common English verbs are of Germanic origin.[1] The next most common verb of French origin is provide. Use is essentially the exception that proves the rule that "all common English verbs are Germanic".

It’s a regular verb, with the base form use, a third person form "uses" /ju:zɪz/, and a preterite and past participle "used" /ju:zd/ and present participle "using" /ju:zɪŋ(g)/.

It’s used in the forms used to and be used to and get used to.

Use is nominalised as "usage".

Style guides that advocate straightforward English tend to prefer use over its near synonym utilise/utilize.[2]

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