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1make
2: to prove to be capable; also : succeed
— make hay
: to make use of a situation or circumstance especially in order to gain an advantage
[M-W's Col. Dic]

What part of speech is use In the above context? Is it a noun?

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"To make use of" means "to use".

You can't use a situation, but you can do something as a result of it. That something can be described as "making use of the situation".
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A Cornish Pasty"To make use of" means "to use".

You can't use a situation, but you can do something as a result of it. That something can be described as "making use of the situation".

Hi CP,

As you know use (noun) and use (verb) have different pronunciations. Most of the time when I encounter use in some expressions I cannot know for sure if it's a noun or verb.
Jackson6612 to make use of a situation or circumstance especially in order to gain an advantage
It is a noun. In 'to make use of somehing' use is used as a noun.
Thank you, Liat.
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