Definisi 'abuse'
English to English
noun
1 cruel or inhumane treatment
Example:
• the child showed signs of physical abuse
source: wordnet30
2 a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
Example:
• when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
• they yelled insults at the visiting team
source: wordnet30
3 improper or excessive use
Example:
• alcohol abuse
• the abuse of public funds
source: wordnet30
4 Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language.
source: webster1913
verb
5 treat badly
Example:
• This boss abuses his workers
• She is always stepping on others to get ahead
source: wordnet30
6 change the inherent purpose or function of something
Example:
• Don't abuse the system
• The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers
source: wordnet30
7 use foul or abusive language towards
Example:
• The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket
• The angry mother shouted at the teacher
source: wordnet30
8 use wrongly or improperly or excessively
Example:
• Her husband often abuses alcohol
• while she was pregnant, she abused drugs
source: wordnet30
9 To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority.
source: webster1913
More Word(s)
ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat, step, mistreatment, employment, exercise, usage, use, discourtesy, expend, do by, persecution, cruelty, inhuman treatment, low blow, fracture,

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