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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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The lawsuit alleges that the group has identified 350 alleged abusers that the Boy Scouts failed to report and file under the Boy Scouts' ineligible volunteer files.
2-fold increased risk of MI in 25- to 29-year-olds with marijuana abuse noted in their medical records, compared with age-matched controls and a 4.56-fold greater risk among the 30-to 34-year-old cannabis abusers, according to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
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.
Convicted abusers are required to pay a $50 registration fee, and must remain on the registry for five years following their release from incarceration or the date judgment was rendered, whichever is later.
While we always hope that the good inside our partners will win out eventually, research unfortunately tells us that abusers, even those who apologize and temporarily stop abusing, typically do not change their behavior in the long run and may get more abusive as the relationship continues.
Kugelmass, MD, said that the fundamental question in his mind is whether the cardiovascular hazard of marijuana identified in this study is the result of the practice of smoking the raw product, usually associated with illicit marijuana abusers.
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.
(8,9) The term 'dual diagnosis patient' and 'mentally ill chemical abusers or MICA' have been coined to describe patients with co-existent mental illness and substance abuse.
THE bravery of victims was praised yesterday by Det Chief Insp Martin Tate - as there were claims officers protected abusers and handed over drugs for sex with young girls.
Speakers in the film describe a trajectory in their advocacy: They learned about and were horrified by instances of abuse of children; reported the abusers to people in authority in the church and were assured the matter would be addressed; and were appalled that the abusers were protected and not punished.
Victim Wendy Graham reacted with fury, saying: "What sort of message does this send to other domestic abusers?" But last night, the Crown Office said they will examine whether the sentence was unduly lenient and may launch an appeal.
An unsuspecting entry amongst the top three abusers is now the daughter as well," it said.
"A county sheriff shall forward all registration information obtained from animal abusers to the Central Registry of Animal Abusers.