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Synonyms for abuse

Synonyms for abuse

to use wrongly and improperly

to take advantage of unfairly

to hurt or injure by maltreatment

to attack with harsh, often insulting language

Synonyms for abuse

change the inherent purpose or function of something

use wrongly or improperly or excessively

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Panayiotou was found guilty last week of animal abuse and negligence.
Al Awadhi explained that once a complaint is lodged with Dubai Municipality's hotline number 800900, officials will then launch a prompt investigation into the allegations of animal abuse.
The animal activist said instances of animal abuse show no sign of abating despite a Federal Law which punishes violators with one-year imprisonment and a Dh20,000 fine.
Of course, acts of animal abuse may, in some circumstances, be used to coerce, control and intimidate women and children to remain in or be silent about their abusive situation.
It is my hope that the passage of this bill will send a clear message to that animal abuse will not be tolerated and that violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Now organisers want a new unit to be set up within the PSNI to deal specifically with the problem of animal abuse and neglect.
The ECHO says: The Liverpool ECHO did not publish pictures and video of Ronald and Lee Guy''s horrific animal abuse lightly.
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This text is an introduction to animal abuse as such, but also in the context of related human conditions of suffering and hardship.
The controversy began when the animal rights group "Animals Australia" investigated claims of animal abuse in Egypt.
Animal abuse is considered one symptom of conduct disorder in children.
who handles the animal abuse cases that PAWS files, pushed for even higher penalties in cases where the animal dies or is left unable to care for itself.
The bill was developed as a response to the long-standing problem of Turkish legislation treating animal abuse as a misdemeanor.
Group director John Carmody said: "As a nation we should be hanging our heads in shame that we've turned our backs and a blind eye to the amount of animal abuse taking place in Irish society today.
Official inspections cannot uncover animal abuse behind the scenes, as it is all too easy to conceal poor husbandry practices and sick animals.