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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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