1. Improper or excessive use (synset 100949535)
    "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
  1. Apply to a wrong thing or person;
    Apply badly or incorrectly (synset 201163606)
    "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
  2. Change the inherent purpose or function of something (synset 200203575)
    "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"

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