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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 misconception that 'everybody is doing it' and that misusing will somehow guarantee better grades is something that CPAMM hopes to challenge by creating peer-to-peer interventions for use by college students," says Ann Quinn-Zobeck, Senior Director of the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA, a CPAMM partner.
Cata-strophizing is associated with a high risk of misusing prescription opioids, independently of a patient's sensitivity to pain, the severity of pain, pain-related anxiety, and depressive symptoms.
The court ordered the CDA authorities to submit complete allotment record of the farm houses comprising three categories prescribed for the allotments along with progress of legal action taken against the allotees involved in misusing the agriculture farms.
They will equip women with the necessary skills to help and support the person misusing drugs, in the rehabilitation process.
Vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people aged under 25 who are at risk of misusing substances include:
The regime had been initially to establish the extent of blue badge abuse in Middlesbrough, and to educate drivers who might be misusing the system through a genuine misunderstanding.
In my experience, many people working in the public service have been guilty of misusing the Lord's name, yet it would seem no one would dream of misusing other believers' faiths in this way for fear of repercussion.
March 14] is misusing "science" to support ex-gay propaganda, just as Christians are misusing "intelligent design.
Fraser Kemp, MP for Houghton & Washington East, says that those found misusing them will face pounds 80 on-the-spot fines.
These often-ignored lines are intended to prevent consumers from misusing the product and causing harm to themselves or others.
However, of particular concern will be the news that more than 250 youngsters under the age of 18 were under treatment for misusing drink or drugs.
See Ramsey Hanna, Note, Misusing Antitrust: The Search for