Improper or excessive use (synset 100949535)
"alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"synonym: abuse
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"hypernym: apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purposesynonym: misapply
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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