misapply - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ/
present tense
I/you/we/theymisapply
he/she/itmisapplies
present participlemisapplying
past tensemisapplied
past participlemisapplied
  1. to use something, for example a law, theory, or money, in a way that is wrong or illegal

derived word

misapplication

 

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/ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]
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