abuse

Abuse is a 5 letter word which starts with the letter A and ends with the letter E for which we found 5 definitions.

Definition
v. t. 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.
v. t. To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience.
v. t. To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.
v. t. To dishonor.
v. t. To violate; to ravish.

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