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1    damage, dump on     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   exploit, harm, hurt, ill-treat, impose upon, injure, maltreat, manhandle, mar, misapply, misuse, oppress, shit on     (taboo slang)   spoil, take advantage of, wrong  
2    calumniate, castigate, curse, defame, disparage, insult, inveigh against, libel, malign, revile, scold, slander, slate     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   smear, swear at, traduce, upbraid, vilify, vituperate  
3    damage, exploitation, harm, hurt, ill-treatment, imposition, injury, maltreatment, manhandling, misapplication, misuse, oppression, spoiling, wrong  
4    blame, calumniation, castigation, censure, character assassination, contumely, curses, cursing, defamation, derision, disparagement, insults, invective, libel, opprobrium, reproach, revilement, scolding, slander, swearing, tirade, traducement, upbraiding, vilification, vituperation  
5    corruption, crime, delinquency, fault, injustice, misconduct, misdeed, offence, sin, wrong, wrongdoing  
,       vb  
1    care for, protect  
2    acclaim, commend, compliment, extol, flatter, praise, respect  
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     ( abuses    plural & 3rd person present)   ( abusing    present participle)   ( abused    past tense & past participle  )
The noun is pronounced əbju:s. The verb is pronounced əbju:z.     
1       n-uncount   Abuse of someone is cruel and violent treatment of them.  
also N in pl, usu with supp  
...investigation of alleged child abuse., ...victims of sexual and physical abuse., ...controversy over human rights abuses.     
2       n-uncount   Abuse is extremely rude and insulting things that people say when they are angry.  
I was left shouting abuse as the car sped off...     
3       n-var   Abuse of something is the use of it in a wrong way or for a bad purpose.  
with supp  
What went on here was an abuse of power., ...drug and alcohol abuse.     
4       verb   If someone is abused, they are treated cruelly and violently.  
Janet had been abused by her father since she was eleven.      be V-ed  
...parents who feel they cannot cope or might abuse their children.      V n  
...those who work with abused children.      V-ed  
  abuser     ( abusers    plural)    n-count  
...a convicted child abuser.     
5       verb   You can say that someone is abused if extremely rude and insulting things are said to them.   (=insult)  
He alleged that he was verbally abused by other soldiers.      be V-ed, Also V n  
6       verb   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.      V n  
  abuser      n-count  
...the treatment of alcohol and drug abusers.     

sexual abuse     
If a child or other person suffers sexual abuse, someone forces them to take part in sexual activity with them, often regularly over a period of time.      n-uncount  
solvent abuse     
Solvent abuse is the dangerous practice of breathing in the gases from substances such as glue in order to feel as if you are drunk.  
FORMAL      n-uncount  

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abusive, abase, abusiveness, amuse

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Synonymes
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
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