(noun, verb)


1. improper or excessive use

Similar word(s): abuse

Definition categories: act, employment, exercise, usage, use, utilisation, utilization


1. apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly

Similar word(s): misapply

Definition categories: consumption, apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

2. change the inherent purpose or function of something

- The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers

Similar word(s): abuse, pervert

Definition categories: change, expend, use