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Definition 1: improper or excessive use - [noun denoting act]

Samples where misuse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • alcohol abuse
  • the abuse of public funds

Synonyms for misuse in the sense of this definition

(misuse is a kind of ...) the act of using

"he warned against the use of narcotic drugs" "skilled in the utilization of computers"

(... is a kind of misuse ) excessive use of drugs

Definition 2: change the inherent purpose or function of something - [verb of change]

Samples where misuse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't abuse the system
  • The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers

Synonyms for misuse in the sense of this definition

(misuse is a kind of ...) use up, consume fully

"The legislature expended its time on school questions"

(... is a kind of misuse ) violate or abuse

"This writer really fractures the language"

(... is a kind of misuse ) use a name, such as God, without proper respect

Definition 3: apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly - [verb of consumption]

Samples where misuse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The words are misapplied in this context
  • You are misapplying the name of this religious group

Synonyms for misuse in the sense of this definition

(misuse is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

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