[noun mis-yoos; verb mis-yooz] /noun mɪsˈyus; verb mɪsˈyuz/
wrong or improper ; misapplication.
Obsolete. bad or abusive treatment.
verb (used with object), misused, misusing.
to wrongly or improperly; misapply.
to treat badly or abusively; maltreat.
erroneous, improper, or unorthodox use: misuse of words
cruel or inhumane treatment
verb (transitive) (ˌmɪsˈjuːz)
to use wrongly
to treat badly or harshly
to use (something, esp alcohol, drugs, etc) improperly
late 14c., “to use improperly;” see mis- (1) + use (v.). Meaning “to subject to ill-treatment” is attested from 1530s. Related: Misused; misusing.
late 14c., from mis- (1) + use (n.). It aligns with the older sense of the verb misuse.
[yoot-l-ahyz] /ˈyut lˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), utilized, utilizing. 1. to put to use; turn to profitable account: to utilize a stream to power a mill. /ˈjuːtɪˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to make practical or worthwhile use of 1807, from French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile “usable,” from Latin utilis “usable,” from uti (see use […]
[mis-ven-cher] /mɪsˈvɛn tʃər/ noun 1. an unfortunate undertaking; misadventure.
verb See miswanting
adjective See miswanting