misuse-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: use wrongly

Commentary: NP1[+agent/+organization] MISUSE NP2

He showed plainly that he felt he had been seriously misused.
Back in the late 1980s, some kludgy microsoft software misused the
words " portrait" and "landscape" to refer to horizontal and
Because some passengers misused the system by being late, others
must now suffer.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: misuse.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2