HyperDic: misuse

English > 3 senses of the word misuse:
NOUNactmisuse, abuseimproper or excessive use
VERBconsumptionmisuse, misapplyapply to a wrong thing or person
changemisuse, pervert, abusechange the inherent purpose or function of something
misuse > pronunciation
Soundsmihsyuw's; mihsyuw'z
Rhymesabstruse ... Zeus: 40 rhymes with uws...
abuse ... values: 47 rhymes with uwz...
English > misuse: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningImproper or excessive use.
Synonymabuse
Narrowersubstance abuse, drug abuse, habitexcessive use of drugs
Broaderuse, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exerciseThe act of using
Spanishabuso, desaprovechamiento
Catalanabús, mal ús
Verbsmisusechange the inherent purpose or function of something
misuseapply to a wrong thing or person
English > misuse: 3 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningapply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymmisapply
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Nounsmisuseimproper or excessive use
English > misuse: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningchange the inherent purpose or function of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
Synonymspervert, abuse
Narrowerfractureviolate or abuse
take in vainUse a name, such as God, without proper respect
Broaderuse, expenduse up, consume fully
Spanishabusar, pervertir
Catalanabusar, pervertir
Nounsmisuseimproper or excessive use

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