misuse

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To abuse or mistreat (something or someone)
An incorrect, improper or unlawful use of something
To abuse verbally, to insult

Socrates was brought upon the stage by Aristophanes, and misused to his face: but he laughed, as if it concerned him not .

To use (something) incorrectly
to maltreat
{v} to sue badly or improperly, to abuse
{n} ill or bad treatment, abuse
Wrong use; misapplication; erroneous or improper use
If someone misuses something, they use it incorrectly, carelessly, or dishonestly. You are protected instantly if a thief misuses your credit card. the use of something in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose = abuse
improper or excessive use
Violence, or its effects
To abuse or mistreat something or someone
{i} improper usage; abuse
{f} use improperly; exploit; abuse
To use something incorrectly
apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
To treat or use improperly; to use to a bad purpose; to misapply; as, to misuse one's talents
The misuse of something is incorrect, careless, or dishonest use of it. the misuse of power and privilege The effectiveness of this class of drug has, however, led to their misuse
To abuse; to treat ill
misusement
misuse of funds
use funds improperly, use funds illegally
misused
Simple past tense and past participle of misuse
misused
Describing something that is used in an incorrect or inappropriate manner

The oft misused word didn't mean what he thought it meant, but everyone else misunderstood it too.

misuser
{n} an ill use, abuse, wrong application
misused
past of misuse
misused
used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose; "misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents
misused
{s} inappropriately used, abused; mistreated
misuser
Unlawful use of a right; use in excess of, or varying from, one's right
misuser
One who misuses
misuser
{i} one who uses improperly; one who abuses someone or something; abuse of a right, unlawful use of an office (Law)
misuses
plural of misuse
misuses
third-person singular of misuse
misusing
present participle of misuse
misuse
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