misemploy

misemploy
I verb abuse, abuti, corrupt, defile, desecrate, dissipate, distort, divert, employ improperly, ill treat, ill use, maltreat, manipulate improperly, misapply, misappropriate, misconduct, misdirect, misdo, mishandle, mismanage, misrule, misspend, mistreat, misuse, molest, overtax, overwork, pervert, pollute, prostitute, ruin, spoil, squander, taint, use wrongly, violate, waste, wear out II index abuse (misuse), convert (misappropriate), exploit (take advantage of), mishandle (maltreat), mismanage, mistreat, persecute

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Misemploy — Mis em*ploy , v. t. To employ amiss; as, to misemploy time, advantages, talents, etc. [1913 Webster] Their frugal father s gains they misemploy. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misemploy — [mis΄əm ploi′] vt. to employ, or use, wrongly or badly; misuse misemployment n …   English World dictionary

  • misemploy — misemployment, n. /mis em ploy /, v.t. to use for the wrong purpose; use wrongly or improperly; misuse. [1600 10; MIS 1 + EMPLOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • misemploy — verb To employ incorrectly; to misuse …   Wiktionary

  • misemploy — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. misuse, waste, mistreat; see abuse 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • misemploy — v. use improperly, employ wrongly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misemploy — v. a. Misuse, misapply, pervert, abuse, make an ill use of …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • misemploy — v misuse, misapply, misappropriate …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • misemploy — mis·employ …   English syllables

  • misemploy — mis em•ploy′ v. t …   From formal English to slang

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