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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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Ms Cahill is steadfastly standing over her account of her meetings with Mr Adams in which she insists the politician discussed her alleged abuser.
Abusers tend to believe that their abuse is justified.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the first-ever Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on guns and violence against women gets underway, Everytown for Gun Safety today released a new poll of likely 2014 women voters that shows overwhelming support for background checks and strong support for an expansion of the definition of abuser to include dating partners and stalkers to prohibit them from legally buying and possessing guns, which Senator Amy Klobuchar's (D-MN) Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act (S.
The abuser projects their words, attitudes or actions onto an unsuspecting victim usually because they themselves have not dealt with childhood wounds that are now causing them to harm others.
The number of reported ketamine abusers dropped by 16%, and 23% were aged under 21.
A sum of money might give you enough independence to get on your feet and away from your abuser.
A New York Times editorial was even more critical, calling the report "a rather bizarre stab at sociological rationalization and, in any case, beside the point that church officials went into denial and protected abusers.
Dr Raymond Hamden, a clinical and forensic psychologist at the Human Relations Institute in Dubai, said abusers are often found to be psychologically deranged or suffering from personality disorders.
In addition to arresting drug traffickers, Singapore focuses on arresting and detaining drug abusers for treatment and rehabilitation, providing drug detoxification and rehabilitation, and offering vigorous drug education in its schools.
The government is hiring three times as many private investigator firms as it has been working with the past five years to track down alleged abusers linked with Native residential schools.
MANAMA: Nongovernmental organizations in Saudi Arabia have approached a Bahraini group to train children on ways to protect themselves from abusers.
This article focuses on the safety of survivors, their ability to communicate and the restrictions that are placed on survivors by their abusers in the communication realm.
NEW ORLEANS -- Most opioid abusers report that they get their drugs from dealers, friends, and relatives, according to a survey of individuals entering methadone maintenance treatment programs.
Kirklees Council's Sanctuary scheme aims to get abusers out of their victim's homes - and then secure the buildings to make sure they stay out.
society, the differences between abusers and non-abusers, and the quality of individual diocesan responses.