ASL sign for: use

To employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of.

Variation: this one-handed sign without the passive hand (e.g. in the air) is also seen, especially among the older generations in the 20th century.

Signed by George Veditz in his 1913 film, "The Preservation of American Sign Language".


Used to; getting used to. Made familiar with; accustomed to.

Gloss: THINK/MUSE CREATIVE IDEAS HOW/\ HAVE cl:LIST ONE/\ IX1(REF1) (assertive nodding) BRAINSTORMING /\THAT IX1(REF1) SINCE MOST IX2-plu USE++ THAT IX1.

English equivalent: Brainstorming is by far the most widely used tool to stimulate creative thinking.

Hmm, no words found now but, hey, it doesn't mean there is no expression for this concept in ASL.