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Meaning of MISAPPLY

Pronunciation:  `misu'plI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
 

MISAPPLY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: misuse
 
 See Also: apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mis`ap*ply"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Misapplied}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Misapplying}.]
To apply wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose; as, to misapply
a name or title; to misapply public money.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abuse, argue insincerely, befoul, contort, convert, debase, defalcate, defile, desecrate, distort, divert, do amiss, embezzle, foul, garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gloss, maladminister, misapprehend, misappropriate, miscall, miscite, misconceive, misconduct, misconstrue, miscount, misdeal, misdeem, misdirect, misemploy, misexplain, misexplicate, misexpound, misfield, mishandle, misinterpret, misjudge, mismanage, misplay, misprint, misquote, misread, misrender, misreport, misspell, mistake, mistranslate, misunderstand, misuse, paralogize, peculate, pervert, pilfer, pollute, profane, prostitute, rationalize, reason ill, squeeze, strain the sense, torture, twist the words, violate, wrench
 

 

 

 

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