Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) misuse, abuse (improper or excessive use) "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
- S: (v) misapply, misuse (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"
- S: (v) pervert, misuse, abuse (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"