To be, “put to use,”
Be close to being, “put to death”.
“Okay, sergeant, hand out the larger weapons to the men without pillows.”
There was this one king who gave each of his offspring names that no one in the kingdom could pronounce. (In some further times, at different junctures, this would, by itself, qualify one for inclusion in the “Father Of The Century Contest”.)
In an apparent attempt at some sort of self liberation, this one chap put on his best suit, oiled and brushed his hair, then confronted himself in a full length mirror and announced, “From here onward – do as you’re told, but think as you want.” (After the obligatory double cheek kiss, handshake and salute, he was dismissed to carry on his normal duties.)
Most real good revolutionist information is improvised.