The character 使 means use/cause and is pronounced as 「shǐ」 in the third tone. Its meaning comes from the components person 亻 and functionary 吏. Its sound (maybe) comes from the character 吏 lì.
to make, to cause, to enable
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use/cause + use
to use, to employ, to apply, to make use of
immediately + use/cause
even if, even though
sky + use/cause
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