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Oh my word Abuse, Misuse

Oh my word Abuse, Misuse
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Anil amassed wealth by abusing his position as the chief engineer and his children bought all the gadgets and equipments in the world which they...

Anil amassed wealth by abusing his position as the chief engineer and his children bought all the gadgets and equipments in the world which they misused. Abuse and misuse both refer to improper use of something or to use something for a wrong purpose. Abuse is a stronger word than misuse, abuse is condemnatory unlike misuse. Abuse also means to treat with cruelty or violence; cruel and violent treatment of a person.

Abuse as a verb refers to use something for a bad purpose (Example: He abused his position as Minister of Telecommunications by favouring a few telecom companies, but eventually he was sent to jail for abusing his power); exploiting someone or something (She abused the maid by paying less and making her work for more); treat somebody badly (When he was the head of the hostel he abused the hostellers by subjecting them to do manual work and denying them of nutritious food); ill-treating others verbally (The wife could not take her husband’s verbal abuse anymore and filed for a divorce).

Abuse as a noun refers to corrupt practices, unjust behaviour, using offensive language. Abusive is an adjective (Most of the television channels do not air abusive remarks) and abusively is an adverb (The two brothers argued abusively over who should look after their ailing parents). Abusive words are usually avoided by civilised people.

Abusive behaviour includes sexual abuse, abusing political power for personal benefits. Misuse functions as a verb and noun. Misuse means using something in a wrong way (He was found guilty of misusing public funds), and using something incorrectly (She is misusing her pocket-money by spending it on junk food). Cyber law misuse a concern, says Supreme Court. The rich have access to everything, but most of them end up misusing their resources.

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