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1. misuse

verb. ['mɪsˈjuːz, mɪsˈjuːs'] apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly.

Synonyms

  • misapply
  • utilize
  • employ
  • utilise
  • apply

Antonyms

  • unemployment
  • stand still
  • fire
  • uncover

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Rhymes with Misuse

  • reintroduce
  • overproduce
  • reproduce
  • introduce
  • disabuse
  • profuse
  • excuse
  • chartreuse
  • abstruse
  • vanhoose
  • recluse
  • produce
  • disuse
  • diffuse
  • spruce
  • seduce
  • reuse
  • reduce
  • obtuse
  • lajous
  • labouisse
  • induce
  • deduce
  • damoose
  • caboose
  • asmus
  • abuse
  • tyus
  • truce
  • sluice

How do you spell misuse? Is it missuse ?

A common misspelling of misuse is missuse

Sentences with misuse


1. Verb, base form
They are not used for most plurals, which is the most common way to misuse an apostrophe.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Illegal poisoning may accidentally hurt someone's pet, and the penalty for pesticide misuse can be substantial.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Utilizing this helpful tip can help you cut down on the number of times you misuse these two pronouns.

Quotes about misuse


1. As for what it's against - the story is against those who pervert and misuse religion, or any other kind of doctrine with a holy book and a priesthood and an apparatus of power that wields unchallengeable authority, in order to dominate and suppress human freedoms.
- Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials

2. misuse

noun. ['mɪsˈjuːz, mɪsˈjuːs'] improper or excessive use.

Synonyms

  • utilisation
  • use
  • habit
  • utilization
  • usage
  • abuse
  • drug abuse
  • employment
  • exercise

Antonyms

  • conserve
  • abstain
  • nonfunctional
  • functional

3. misuse

verb. ['mɪsˈjuːz, mɪsˈjuːs'] change the inherent purpose or function of something.

Synonyms

  • take in vain
  • pervert
  • abuse
  • fracture
  • expend

Antonyms

  • inutility
  • supply
  • refrain
  • undress
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