abuse (n):
cruel or inhumane treatment
the child showed signs of physical abuse
Related Words: ill-treatmentill-usagemaltreatment
abuse (n):
improper or excessive use
alcohol abuse.
the abuse of public funds

Related Words: misuse
abuse (n):
a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse.
they yelled insults at the visiting team

Related Words: contumelyinsultrevilementvilification
abuse (v):
change the inherent purpose or function of something
Don't abuse the system.
The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers

Related Words: misusepervert
abuse (v):
use wrongly or improperly or excessively
Her husband often abuses alcohol.
while she was pregnant, she abused drugs
abuse (v):
use foul or abusive language towards
The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket.
The angry mother shouted at the teacher
abuse (v):
treat badly
This boss abuses his workers.
She is always stepping on others to get ahead

Related Words: ill-treatill-usemaltreatmistreat
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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

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It is better to teach people how to be independent by teaching them how to do things for themselves than to do everything for them

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