useful - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    helpful for doing or achieving something

    Here’s some useful information about travel in Canada.

    Her book is a useful contribution to our understanding of how Mozart worked.

    useful to:

    I was useful to them because I could speak French.

    useful for:

    That basket would be useful for picnics.

    useful for doing something:

    Old pictures are useful for seeing how people used to dress.

    useful (for someone) to do something:

    Thanks. It’s useful to know that.

    Would it be useful for you to ask us some questions?

    prove useful:

    Keep a record of everything that might prove useful.

  2. 2
    British informal good, or skilful

    a useful player