Synonyms of 'misapply'
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If you abuse something, you use it in a wrong way or for a bad purpose.
He showed how the rich and powerful can abuse their position.
If someone misappropriates money which does not belong to them, they take it without permission and use it for their own purposes.
I have not misappropriated any funds whatsoever.
Thesaurus for misapply from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something is misapplied , it is used for a purpose for which it is not intended or not suitable .