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use (someone or something) for (something)

To make use of someone or something for some particular purpose or function. Please don't use my CDs for coasters—you'll scratch them up! We're going to be using Sarah and her team for our next marketing campaign. He said he's going to use a full symphonic orchestra for his next tour.
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use someone or something for something

to make use of someone or something for a specific purpose. Would you please use Don for your errands? You can use my car for the trip.
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Other encryption algorithms have been in use for years and include Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for Internet transactions, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), and Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (S-HTTP).
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Obviously, this counter is of not much use for analysis without a diffracting crystal in front of it.
* reduce clay to a low and constant level based on the intended use for the reclaimed sand.
A lot of work has been accomplished regarding use for soy-based products in a relatively short period of time -- 10 years -- since the national checkoff began," she says.
In 1995, NAVAIR wanted to develop a decision support and budgeting (DSBM) model for the FMS assistant program manager for logistics (APML) to use for quick preparation of price and availability estimates during in-country briefings and to support site surveys after an FMS case was signed.
1.280F-6T(e)(3), the taxpayer must also document dates of use, the amount of use for business purposes and for investment purposes and the total use of the property for the tax period.
The LTE 5200 I started using last week has a 1.35 gigabyte hard disk drive, and I have compressed it with Drvspace from Windows 95 for more than 2 gigabytes of disk storage, and have about 700 megabytes of disk storage remaining after loading all the files we use for The Informatics Institute.
Interestingly, firms with fewer than five years under current ownership and those with more than twenty-five years reported the identical incidence of use for financial management services.
Liquids (the most common form) will probably continue in use for a while longer, though some suppliers estimate that complete cadmium stabilizer elimination will come within the next five years.
Reclaim rubber The process of reclaiming rubber by chemical digestion has been in use for over 100 years.
The ERS appears to be the most promising instrument that ILCs could use for CSE.
For example, temporal accuracy would reflect how well using a single-year crop map would reflect proximity to pesticide use for exposure assessment of a particular disease outcome.