Definition Of misuse

verb

the wrong or improper use of something.

drugs of such potency that their misuse can have dire consequences

use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose.

he was found guilty of misusing public funds

Example Of misuse

  • a misuse of power

  • Abuse is a gross and always inexcusable misuse of power.

  • All the three cases, however, are glaring instances of misuse of power by the concerned agencies.

  • drugs of such potency that their misuse can have dire consequences

  • Exercise of public power has to be coupled with accountability; otherwise, it would lead to misuse of power.


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