Synonyms of misuse


1. misuse, abuse, use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise

usage: improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"


1. misapply, misuse, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

usage: apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"

2. pervert, misuse, abuse, use, expend

usage: change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"

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Definition and meaning of misuse (Dictionary)