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Synonyms for abuse

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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

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Synonyms for abuse

change the inherent purpose or function of something

use wrongly or improperly or excessively

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Other child abuse cases reported to be rampant in the three counties are abduction, early forced marriages and physical assault.
"Despite the high rates of financial exploitation perpetrated by scammers targeting older adults, we found that family members were the most commonly alleged perpetrators of financial abuse," said lead study author Gail Weissberger.
The study published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology found that financial abuse was the most commonly reported at nearly 55 per cent (449 calls).
The governor made the call at a ceremony to commemorate the 2019 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking held in Awka, Anambra State.
Abuse is generally categorised into sexual, physical and emotional neglect and among these sexual abuse is reported alarmingly common in both males and females.2,3 This may partially indicate the fact that mostly empirical evidence seems to focus on the reported cases of abuse in women.4 Though literature has extensively explored gender differences in sexual abuse, less attention has been paid to the identification of physical and emotional abuse and neglect, particularly the role of gender in the prevalence of abuse and its psychiatric consequences such as PTSD symptoms has not been sufficiently examined.3
The change is part of a Government package to tackle domestic abuse and the draft Bill, published today, aims to support victims and their families and pursue offenders, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said.
The data shows younger men were more likely than older men to experience domestic abuse.
Responding to a question of Shahid Rehmani in National Assembly during Question Hour, he said as many as 3,002 cases of child abuse had been reported in 2013 including 2,017 against girl child abuse and 985 cases of boy child abuse.
Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse come out in the United States.
Kate Brown has declared June 15 as Oregon Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Awareness Day, joining communities around the world in commemorating this day to promote understanding of abuse and neglect.
Most often, people are unaware of what is considered as child sexual abuse. It is not just sexual intercourse but all sexual activity that include touching the child and also those sexual offences that are done without touching the child.
Child abuse means intentional harm to child body by an adult and physical abuse includes any kind of sexual activity with a child before he can have legal satisfaction and ignorance that is not observing the main needs of a child including food, clothes and educational support.
The 2009 Annual Child Abuse Report, released in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, shows that reports of suspected abuse and substantiated cases of abuse in the state fell from 2008 to 2009.
Domestic abuse is also known as spousal abuse, child abuse or intimate partner violence.