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See definition of misuse on Dictionary.com
  • nounabuse; wrong application
  • verbabuse; apply wrongly

synonyms for misuse

  • corruption
  • exploitation
  • harm
  • maltreatment
  • mistreatment
  • prostitution
  • squandering
  • waste
  • barbarism
  • catachresis
  • desecration
  • dissipation
  • ill-treatment
  • injury
  • malapropism
  • misapplication
  • perversion
  • profanation
  • solecism
  • abusage
  • cruel treatment
  • misemployment
  • misusage
  • rough handling
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antonyms for misuse

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  • praise
  • assist
  • guard
  • hoard
  • make happy
  • please
  • protect
  • save
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How to use misuse in a sentence

Now, the program’s biggest lender is investigating some of its own employees for aiding misuse of funds by customers.
JPMORGAN FLAGS POTENTIALLY ‘ILLEGAL’ ACTIONS OF EMPLOYEES AND PPP LOAN RECIPIENTSANNE SRADERSSEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
The risk of illegal actions and misuse of the government funds has been top of mind for government watchdogs, government officials, and the media since the program’s rollout in early April.
JPMORGAN FLAGS POTENTIALLY ‘ILLEGAL’ ACTIONS OF EMPLOYEES AND PPP LOAN RECIPIENTSANNE SRADERSSEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
The industry is expanding, and it should expand on the basis of the proper framework to regulate misuse.
INSIDE NSO, ISRAEL’S BILLION-DOLLAR SPYWARE GIANTTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It’s not a classic case of human rights abuse by a company, because we don’t operate the systems—we’re not involved in actual operations of the systems—but we understand there is a real risk of misuse from the customers.
INSIDE NSO, ISRAEL’S BILLION-DOLLAR SPYWARE GIANTTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The systems’ capabilities—as well as potential for misuse and abuse—will continue to grow by leaps and bounds.
THERE IS A CRISIS OF FACE RECOGNITION AND POLICING IN THE USTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 14, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Absent clear rules and regulations, there’s potential for misuse, and the wider and deeper digital surveillance goes, the more it may provoke fear and freeze free expression.
WILL FACIAL RECOGNITION AND DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE END ANONYMOUS PROTEST?JASON DORRIERJUNE 7, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
We can also restrict the storage of data, require deep auditing and public reporting of the technology’s use, punish misuse, and ban use in areas that are prone to discrimination.
WILL FACIAL RECOGNITION AND DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE END ANONYMOUS PROTEST?JASON DORRIERJUNE 7, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Then you are a very bad trustee, thus to misuse the foot-way, and interrupt passengers.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Even waste and misuse are regulated by education and experience where there is even a modicum of intelligence.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
Aristotle and Plato laboured under a continual embarrassment from this misuse of terms.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
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WORDS RELATED TO MISUSE

  • corruption
  • crime
  • debasement
  • delinquency
  • desecration
  • exploitation
  • fault
  • injustice
  • misapplication
  • misconduct
  • misdeed
  • mishandling
  • mismanage
  • misuse
  • offense
  • perversion
  • prostitution
  • sin
  • wrong
  • wrongdoing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.