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abuse definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to make use of wrongly or improperly; abuse: abuse liquor; misuse a privilege.
    • To harm or injure by maltreatment; ill-use.
    • To force intercourse on; rape or molest.
    • To assail with contemptuous, coarse, or insulting words; revile.
    • Obsolete To deceive or fool.
    • to place to an incorrect use; to misapply; to misuse; to place to a negative usage; for a wrong function or end; to pervert; ; which will make an excessive using.
    • to make use of ill; to maltreat; to behave injuriously to; to punish or to tax overly; to harm.
    • To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.
    • To dishonor.
    • To break; to ravish.
    • To deceive; to enforce on.
  • noun:
    • inappropriate use or control; misuse: punishment of expert; substance abuse.
    • Physical maltreatment: spousal punishment.
    • Sexual misuse.
    • An unjust or wrongful training: a government that commits abuses against its residents.
    • Insulting or coarse language: spoken punishment.
    • Improper treatment or use; application to an incorrect or bad purpose; abuse
    • actual ill treatment; injury.
    • A corrupt rehearse or customized; offense; criminal activity; fault.
    • Vituperative terms; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.
    • Violation; rape.
    • ill-use; improper treatment or employment; application to an incorrect purpose; incorrect usage or application: since, an abuse of your normal capabilities; an abuse of civil rights, or of spiritual benefits; misuse of benefits; abuse of words.
    • ill-treatment of someone; damage; insult; dishonor; specially, ill treatment in words; contumelious language.
    • A corrupt training or customized; an offense; a crime; a fault: because, the abuses of government.
    • Violation; defilement: since, self-abuse. Deception.
    • Abuse, Invective, maltreatment, outrage; vituperation, contumely, scolding, reviling, aspersion, slander, obloquy. (See invective.) “ Abuse as compared with invective is more personal and coarse, being conveyed in harsh and unseemly terms, and dictated by angry feeling and bitter temper. Invective is more commonly aimed at character or conduct, and may be conveyed in writing and in refined language, and dictated by indignation against what is in itself blameworthy. It often, however, means public abuse under such restraints as are imposed by position and education.”
    • a rude expression meant to upset or harm
    • poor or excessive usage
    • harsh or inhumane treatment
  • idiom:
    • misuse oneself Vulgar To masturbate.
  • others:
    • to make use of sick; misuse; placed to a wrong or bad use; divert through the correct usage; misapply: as, to abuse rights or benefits; to abuse words.
    • To do wrong to; work injuriously toward; injure; disgrace; dishonor.
    • To violate; ravish; defile. To strike with contumelious language; revile. To deceive; impose on; mislead.
    • Synonyms To Abuse, Misuse, misapply, misemploy, pervert, profane. Misuse and abuse are closely synonymous terms, but abuse conveys much more especially the notion of utilizing inappropriately, misuse compared to treating injuriously. Generally speaking, punishment is the stronger term.
    • To maltreat, ill-use, injure. To revile, reproach, vilify, rate, berate, vituperate, railway at.
  • verb:
    • use wrongly or improperly or exceptionally
    • replace the built-in purpose or purpose of anything
    • use nasty or abusive language towards
    • address terribly
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