Definition of Abuse:

  1. Maltreatment resulting in emotional, mental, or physical injury to its victim.

  2. Departure from correct, legal, proper, or reasonable use; misuse.

Synonyms of Abuse

Abuse of office, Addiction, Afflict, Aggrieve, Assail, Assailing, Assault, Atrocity, Attack, Bark at, Batter, Befoul, Befoulment, Belittle, Berate, Berating, Betongue, Betray, Betrayal, Bewitch, Billingsgate, Bitter words, Blacken, Blackening, Blackguard, Blaspheme, Bleed, Bleed white, Blight, Bruise, Buffet, Call names, Calumniate, Calumniation, Calumny, Catachresis, Censure, Condemn, Contumely, Conversion, Convert, Corrupt, Corrupt administration, Corruption, Criminal assault, Crucify, Curse, Cursing, Cuss out, Damage, Damn, Debase, Debasement, Debauch, Debauchment, Deceive, Decry, Defalcate, Defalcation, Defamation, Defame, Defile, Defilement, Defloration, Deflower, Deflowering, Dependence, Deprave, Deprecate, Depreciate, Derogate, Desecrate, Desecration, Despoil, Despoilment, Destroy, Detract from, Diatribe, Disadvantage, Discount, Disparage, Dispraise, Disserve, Distress, Diversion, Divert, Do a mischief, Do evil, Do ill, Do violence to, Do wrong, Do wrong by, Do wrong to, Doom, Drain, Embezzle, Embezzlement, Envenom, Epithet, Epithetize, Execrate, Execration, Exploit, Fault, Force, Foul, Fouling, Fulminate against, Get into trouble, Harass, Hard words, Harm, Hex, Hurt, Ill use, Ill-treat, Ill-treatment, Ill-usage, Ill-use, Impair, Impose, Impose upon, Imprecation, Infect, Injure, Injury, Insult, Invective, Jaw, Jawing, Jeremiad, Jinx, Knock about, Lambaste, Lead astray, Libel, Load with reproaches, Make use of, Maladminister, Maladministration, Malediction, Malfeasance, Malign, Maligning, Malpractice, Maltreat, Maltreatment, Malversation, Manhandle, Manipulate, Mar, Masturbation, Maul, Menace, Mess up, Milk, Minimize, Misapplication, Misapply, Misappropriate, Misappropriation, Misconduct, Misemploy, Misemployment, Misfeasance, Mishandle, Mishandling, Mislead, Mismanage, Mismanagement, Mistreat, Mistreatment, Misusage, Misuse, Molest, Molestation, Mud, Objurgate, Objurgation, Obloquy, Onslaught, Oppress, Opprobrium, Outrage, Peculate, Peculation, Persecute, Perversion, Pervert, Philippic, Pilfer, Pilfering, Play havoc with, Play hob with, Play on, Poison, Pollute, Pollution, Poor stewardship, Prejudice, Presume upon, Priapism, Profanation, Profane, Profanity, Prostitute, Prostitution, Rag, Rail at, Railing, Rape, Rate, Rating, Ravage, Rave against, Ravish, Ravishment, Rebuke, Reproach, Revile, Revilement, Reviling, Rough, Rough up, Ruin, Savage, Scathe, Scold, Scolding, Screed, Scurrility, Seduce, Seducement, Seduction, Self-abuse, Sexual assault, Slander, Soil, Spoil, Stroke, Suck dry, Sully, Swear, Swear at, Swearing, Taint, Take advantage of, Threaten, Thunder against, Tirade, Tongue-lash, Tongue-lashing, Torment, Torture, Traduce, Upbraid, Upbraiding, Use, Use ill, Vilification, Vilify, Violate, Violation, Violence, Vituperate, Vituperation, Work on, Work upon, Wound, Wreak havoc on, Write off, Wrong, Yell at, Yelp at

Meaning of Abuse & Abuse Definition