Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat (treat badly) "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
- 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"
- S: (v) abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shout (use foul or abusive language towards) "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
- S: (v) abuse (use wrongly or improperly or excessively) "Her husband often abuses alcohol"; "while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"