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misuse

noun abuse, degradation, erroneous use, ill treatment, ill usage, ill use, improper usage, improper use, incorrect usage, incorrect use, maladministration, maltreatment, misapplication, misappropriation, mishandling, mismanagement, mistreatment, misusage, perversion, solecism, usus, violation, wrong use
Associated concepts: misuse of a product, misuse of an easement, misuse of funds, misuse of powers, misuse of property, patent misuse
Foreign phrases: Expedit reipublicae ne sua re quis male utatur.It is for the interest of the state that no one should make ill use of his property.
See also: abuse, annoy, conversion, convert, corrupt, dissipate, embezzle, endanger, exploit, exploitation, harass, harm, harrow, maltreat, manipulate, misapplication, misappropriate, misappropriation, misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, mistreat, misusage, molest, persecute, perversion, pervert, purloin, taint, violation, waste
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The conversation passed to the misuse of political power in the United States, but Anna quickly brought it round to another topic, so as to draw the steward into talk.
It was not his strength itself, but the quality of it and the misuse of it, that affronted her.
Bring but the shadow of evil upon her, misuse your power but ever so slightly against her, and I warn you that I shall count the few years of life left to me a trifle
in other words, for making an arbitrary misuse of your position.
Austere faces, inexorable discipline, penance in this world and terror in the next--nothing graceful or gentle anywhere, and the void in my cowed heart everywhere--this was my childhood, if I may so misuse the word as to apply it to such a beginning of life.
He will get into worse trouble if he often misuses his large and heavy hand as he has misused it here.
alleged misuse based upon restrictions in an agreement between Napster
According to information from the Office of National Statistics, deaths from drug misuse in Wales in 2014 fell by 16% compared to 2013 and by 30% since 2010.
It says it spends PS50m each year on a wide range of substance misuse programmes, including a bilingual substance misuse helpline, a take-home naloxone programme which reverses opiate overdose and the WEDINOS harm reduction project which tests substances.
The statistical bulletin provides information on individuals presenting to treatment services with problem drug misuse that is collected through the Northern Ireland Drug Misuse Database (DMD), which was established in April 2000.
Identity theft is the attempted or successful misuse of an existing account, such as a debit or credit card account, the misuse of personal information to open a new account or the misuse of personal information for other fraudulent purposes, such as obtaining government benefits or providing false information to police during a crime or traffic stop.
On average, misuse was documented in approximately one out of four or five patients and addiction in approximately one out of ten or eleven patients" who were prescribed opioids as part of their treatment for chronic pain, write Kevin E.