Adjective "Abused" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Abused


    Definition:

    1. to use wrongly or improperly; misuse: to abuse one's authority.

    2. to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way: to abuse a horse; to abuse one's eyesight.

    3. to speak insultingly, harshly, and unjustly to or about; revile; malign.

    4. to commit sexual assault upon.

    5. Obsolete. to deceive or mislead. noun

    6. wrong or improper use; misuse: the abuse of privileges.

    7. harshly or coarsely insulting language: The officer heaped a

    Origin:
    abuse

    Examples:

    "people can be abused as children."

    "children can be abused."

    "people can be abused."

    "systems can be abused."

    "recruits can be abused."

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