Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MISAPPLY

Pronunciation:  `misu'plI

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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