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Abuse

Everything that is contrary to good order established by usage. Departure from reasonable use; immoderate or improper use. Physical or mental maltreatment. Misuse. Deception.

To wrong in speech, reproach coarsely, disparage, revile, and malign.

abuse

(Corrupt practice), noun baseness, breach of trust, deviation from rectitude, dishonesty, distortion, errooeous use, excessive use, exploitation, fraudulency, ill usage, ill use, improper usage, improper use, jobbery, malfeasance, malversation, misapplication, misappropriation, misemployment, mishandling, mismanagement, misstatement, misusage, misuse, perversion, usus perversus, violation, want of principle, wrong use
Associated concepts: abuse of a mandate, abuse of a proceeddng, abuse of authority, abuse of discretion, abuse of executive authority, abuse of legal process, abuse of power, neglect
Foreign phrases: Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequennia.A conclusion as to the use of a thing from its abuse is invalid. Confirmat usum qui tollit abusum. He confirms a use who removes an abuse. Omnium rerum quarum usus est, potest esse abusus, virtute sola excepta. There may be an abuse of everything of which there is a use, virtue alone excepted.

abuse

(Physical misuse), noun atrocity, bad treatment, damage, debasement, defilement, dishonor, dishonoring, hurt, ill treatment, ill usage, ill use, impairment, indecent assault, injury, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage, molestation, outrage, persecution, victimization, violation
Associated concepts: abuse of a child

abuse

(Misuse), verb abuti, ill-use, injure, make excessive use of, make improper use of, maltreat, manhandle, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy, mishandle, mistreat, pervert, use improperly, use wrongly
Associated concepts: abuse of a minor

abuse

(Victimize), verb injure, maltreat, manhandle, mistreat, molest, oppress

abuse

(Violate), verb debauch, defile, degrade, harm, ill-use, persecute, pollute, profane, wrong
See also: aspersion, atrocity, attack, badger, beat, contumely, criticism, damage, debauch, defamation, diatribe, dissipate, endanger, exploit, harm, imprecation, infliction, injury, injustice, insult, malign, maltreat, misapplication, misappropriation, mishandle, mismanage, mistreat, misusage, misuse, molest, molestation, obloquy, offend, oppression, persecute, perversion, pervert, provocation, rape, reproach, revilement, shame, strike, transgression, vilification, violation, wrong

ABUSE. Every thing which is contrary to good order established by usage. Merl. Rep. h.t. Among the civilians, abuse has another signification; which is the destruction of the substance of a thing in using it. For example, the borrower of wine or grain, abuses the article lent by using it, because he cannot enjoy it without consuming it. Leg ; El. Dr. Rom. Sec. 414. 416.

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Involvement in drug and substance abuse, lack of employment leading to bitterness and feelings of inadequacy were also said to be contributing factors for child abuse in the country.
More than 41% of the calls reported alleged some form of abuse was taking place, and of those cases, nearly 55% involved financial abuse.
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He called on school principals in the state to establish drug-free clubs to educate the youngsters on the danger of drug abuse.
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However, the gender differences in the prevalence of other forms of abuse particularly in association with PTSD symptoms have remained unexplored.6 Also, previously no empirical studies examining prevalence and association of abuse and PTSD symptoms in the local context have been documented.
It will also establish a domestic abuse commissioner to drive the response to domestic abuse issues and new domestic abuse protection notices and domestic abuse protection orders.
Nearly six in every 10 men (57 per cent) who had experienced partner abuse during the year said they had suffered nonphysical assaults.
Giving details, he said 2,378 FIRs had been registered in 2013, 2,597 in 2014, 2,571 in 2015, 3,216 FIRs were registered in the year 2016 and 2,505 FIRs were registered against child abuse during year 2017.
When you think of child abuse, you first think of a child with bruises, cuts, bites or broken limbs.
Financial abuse and exploitation continues to be the largest type of abuse investigated, with neglect of care and verbal or emotional abuse being the second most common.
The parent must be able to detect the signs of abuse. Lucy Berliner, director of the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress in Seattle, Washington, told WebMD that parents must keep a close watch of the child's behaviour, and if the child's behaviour is unusual or abnormal, she suggested that parents must check the reasons.