Thesaurus > Related Words: misuse

  Words related to misuse

Related / Similar Words: abuse, pervert, misapply

 

Definition:
  • improper or excessive use;
  • 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";
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: substance abuse, drug abuse, habit, fracture, take in vain

     

    Derivational Morphology: pervert, abuse, misapply, perversion, misapplication

     

     
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