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1‘a horse's harness’
tack, tackle, equipment, trappings, straps, yoke
1‘Dad harnessed a horse and put it between the shafts’
hitch up, put something in harness, saddle, yoke, couple
2‘attempts to harness solar energy’
control, exploit, utilize, use, make use of, put to use, render useful, make productive, turn to good account
channel, mobilize, employ, apply, capitalize on
‘it was good to be back in harness again’
at work, working, employed, in an occupation, in action, active, busy
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