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From French or Old French abus, or Latin abūsus, perfect active participle of abūtor.

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Abuse

Plural
Abuses

Abuse (plural Abuses)
  1. Improper treatment or usage; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; perversion. Patrono:Defdate
    • Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty, as well as by the abuses of power.- James Madison
  2. Physical or verbal maltreatment; injury.
  3. An unjust, corrupt or wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime; fault.
  4. Coarse, insulting speech; abusive language.
  5. Sexual assault; violation; rape. (Can we verify(+) this sense?)Patrono:Rfquote
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Patrono:Checksyns

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From French or Old French abuser, from Latin abūsus, perfect active participle of abūtor, from ab (from, away from) + ūtor (use).

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Infinitive
to Abuse

Third person singular
Abuses

Simple past
abused

Past participle
abused

Present participle
abusing

to Abuse (third-person singular simple present Abuses, present participle abusing, simple past and past participle abused)
  1. (transitive) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse one's authority. Patrono:Defdate
    • This principle (if one may so abuse the word) shoots rapidly into popularity. - James Anthony Froude
  2. (transitive) To injure; to maltreat; to hurt; to treat with cruelty.
  3. (transitive) To rape; to assault; to ravish; to violate.(Can we verify(+) this sense?)Patrono:Rfquote
  4. (transitive) To attack with coarse language; to insult; to revile.
  5. (transitive) (obsolete) To deceive; to trick; to impose on.
    (A date for this quote is being sought): Their eyes red and staring, cozened with a moist cloud, and abused by a double object. - Jeremy Taylor
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Patrono:Checksyns

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Abuse

  1. First-person singular indicative present form of abuser.
  2. Third-person singular indicative present form of abuser.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive present form of abuser.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive present form of abuser.
  5. Second-person singular imperative present form of abuser.

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Abuse (infinitive abusar)

  1. formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of abusar.
  2. first-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of abusar.
  3. formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of abusar.
  4. third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of abusar.

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