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make use of (someone or something)

To utilize someone or something to suit a particular need or purpose. The coach makes use of everyone on the team, so no one ever feels left out during a game. Thank you, we'll make good use of this information.
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make (good) use of something

to use something well. I am sure I can make good use of the gift you gave me. We will make use of this book.
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make use of someone or something

to utilize someone or something; to do something useful with someone or something. Can you make use of these papers? We were unable to make use of the items you shipped to us.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make use of

Utilize, use, as in I hope readers will make use of this dictionary. This expression dates from the late 1500s. Shakespeare had it in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2:4).
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make ˈuse of somebody/something

use somebody/something for your own advantage: Make full use of every chance you get to speak English.
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make use of

To use for a purpose.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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If the recent Applied Technology and Design Conference reveals any trend for plastics processors, it is that many of the most innovative structural plastics parts and assemblies make use of combinations of different materials and manufacturing processes.