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Synonyms of 'misapply'

(verb) 
Definition
to use something for a purpose for which it is not intended or is not suited
The law has been misapplied.
Synonyms
misuse
She misused her position in the government.
,
abuse
He showed how the rich and powerful can abuse their position.
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pervert
attempting to pervert the course of justice
,
misappropriate
I have not misappropriated any funds whatsoever.
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misemploy

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abuse
Definition
to take advantage of dishonestly
He showed how the rich and powerful can abuse their position.
Synonyms
take advantage of,
in the sense of misappropriate
Definition
to take and use money dishonestly
I have not misappropriated any funds whatsoever.
Synonyms
knock off (slang),
misspend,
trouser (slang),
defalcate,
cabbage (British, slang),
in the sense of pervert
Definition
to interpret wrongly or badly
attempting to pervert the course of justice

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