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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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Giving details of sentences awarded to child abusers in last five years, he said as many as 112 child abusers had been sentenced by various courts.
The PAWS Act helps domestic violence survivors flee their abusers, without having to fear for the safety of their family pets, the Senators said.
She described her abusers as "very powerful, very rich, very entitled, and very narcissistic white men," so she understands why other women are opting to keep quiet about their past traumatic experiences.
Leaving an abuser is often a time of heightened danger for victims, including risk of being murdered, because abusers fear losing control and risking that they may get caught.
The abusers were age matched to 10,395,060 non-marijuana abuser controls.
Domestic violence is not caused by uncontrolled anger or interpersonal conflict - another myth - rather, it is a calculated choice abusers use to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Also the latest figures out tell us that 17m NHS appointments were missed in Wales and England, another reason for charging or fining such abusers to use our system.
Alcohol and cocaine abusers reported that their drug of choice induced aggravation of schizophrenic symptoms, but they still continued to take drugs.
A PREDATORY child abuser could still be lurking in the BBC, Dame Smith's report warned.
ALLEGED IRA rape victim Mairia Cahill has accused Sinn Fein of putting children at risk by moving suspected abusers around Ireland.
Not all abusers use drugs or drink excessive alcohol.
Substance abusers other than tobacco abuser attending Naya Jeevan Vyasan Mukti Kendra on Monday, Wednesday, Friday during OPD hours 11 AM to 12.
Investigators from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) centre said children as young as eight have been targeted and are being driven to self-harm and suicide by their abusers.
The Question: Do poly-substance abusers who also abuse inhalants have more cognitive and behavioral problems than poly-substance abusers who don't abuse inhalants?
The graph below compares the probability of certain behaviors among stimulant abusers and non-abusers.