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synonyms for abuse

  • corruption
  • crime
  • exploitation
  • injustice
  • misconduct
  • misdeed
  • misuse
  • offense
  • prostitution
  • wrongdoing
  • debasement
  • delinquency
  • desecration
  • fault
  • misapplication
  • mishandling
  • mismanage
  • perversion
  • sin
  • wrong
See also synonyms for: abused / abusing
  • swearing
  • put-down
  • vilification
  • obloquy
  • tirade
  • curse
  • scolding
  • defamation
  • revilement
  • derision
  • invective
  • libel
  • censure
  • blame
  • opprobrium
  • reproach
  • castigation
  • slander
  • vituperation
  • curses
  • quinine
  • signifying
  • upbraiding
  • hosing
  • insults
  • bad-mouthing
  • kicking around
  • pushing around
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antonyms for abuse

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  • good deed
  • kindness
  • obedience
  • goodness
  • acclamation
  • adulation
  • aid
  • approval
  • commendation
  • help
  • plaudit
  • praise
  • preservation
  • respect
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How to use abuse in a sentence

When it paused the service earlier this year, the company said it was investigating reports of abuse, especially from malware groups.
MOZILLA SHUTTERS FIREFOX SEND AND NOTESFREDERIC LARDINOISSEPTEMBER 17, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Regular testing can help the department identify officers with substance abuse issues as well.
THE POLICING REFORMS IN THE BREONNA TAYLOR SETTLEMENT, EXPLAINEDFABIOLA CINEASSEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
She said the lead agency into the woman’s allegations is now the Justice Department’s Inspector General, which oversees accusations of civil rights abuses.
ICE DEPORTED A WOMAN WHO ACCUSED GUARDS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT WHILE THE FEDS WERE STILL INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENTBY LOMI KRIELSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
What I do know from the research that’s out there on abuse and abusers is that there’s a range of, I’d say of levels of denial that they are in … but I haven’t done any interviews.
CAN ANITA HILL FORGIVE JOE BIDEN … AND WORK WITH HIM?PALLABI MUNSISEPTEMBER 14, 2020OZY
In 2018, for example, Facebook was slow to act on misinformation spreading in Myanmar that ultimately led to human rights abuses.
AI ETHICS GROUPS ARE REPEATING ONE OF SOCIETY’S CLASSIC MISTAKESAMY NORDRUMSEPTEMBER 14, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Part of what’s driving this increased interest in unions is the abuse of data and privacy by tech giants.
HUMAN CAPITAL: THE BATTLE OVER THE FATE OF GIG WORKERS CONTINUESMEGAN ROSE DICKEYSEPTEMBER 11, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Meanwhile, House Democrats released a preliminary report last week that found over $1 billion in funds went to companies with multiple loans, writing the program had a “high risk for fraud, waste, and abuse.”
JPMORGAN FLAGS POTENTIALLY ‘ILLEGAL’ ACTIONS OF EMPLOYEES AND PPP LOAN RECIPIENTSANNE SRADERSSEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
When she was a teenager, Hilton says, she spent 11 months at Provo Canyon School, a “behavior modification school,” where she says she suffered emotional and physical abuse.
PARIS HILTON WAS THE ORIGINAL INFLUENCER. NOW A NEW DOCUMENTARY LETS VIEWERS SEE PAST THE FACADEEHINCHLIFFESEPTEMBER 7, 2020FORTUNE
Mary Spector, who directs the civil and consumer law clinic at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, said that suing a debtor with no intention of litigating the case is an abuse of the legal system.
THE LOAN COMPANY THAT SUED THOUSANDS OF LOW-INCOME LATINOS DURING THE PANDEMICBY KIAH COLLIER, REN LARSON AND PERLA TREVIZOAUGUST 31, 2020PROPUBLICA
Quaint old Burton in his "Anatomy of Melancholy," recognizes the virtues of the plant while he anathematizes its abuse.
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WORDS RELATED TO ABUSE

  • abuse
  • anger
  • annoy
  • confront
  • criticize
  • displease
  • dispraise
  • dump on
  • encounter
  • face
  • give a zinger
  • give the cold shoulder
  • hit where one lives
  • meet
  • offend
  • outrage
  • pique
  • provoke
  • put down
  • slander
  • slight
  • taunt
  • vex
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.