Abuse or Misuse - Meanings with Examples

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Abuse, the word can be used as a verb as well as a noun.

Abuse, শব্দটি verb এবং noun হিসেবেও ব্যবহৃত হতে পারে।

Meaning as a verb:

1. To use anything for an evil purpose in a way which is morally wrong or harmful.

(কোনকিছু কোন অমানবিক বা ক্ষতিকর উদ্দেশ্যে ব্যবহার করা)


  • Naila is abusing her power and position by pressurizing people under her to do work in favor of her.
  • Rahim abused the trust of his teacher that he placed in him.
  • People should not abuse their body at the young age otherwise they have to pay for it at their old age.
  • The victim claimed that she was abused both physically and mentally.

2. To treat anyone violently or cruelly.

(কারও সাথে নির্দয় বা নির্মম আচরণ করা)


  • Nowadays children are abused physically or mentally in many places.

4. To talk to anyone cruelly or rudely or in other words rebuking someone.

(কাউকে তিরস্কার করা।)


  • The father abused his son very badly for failing in the exam.

Meaning as a noun:

1. The use of anything in an immoral or harmful way.

(অমানবিক বা ক্ষতিকরভাবে কোনকিছুর ব্যবহার)


  • Abuse of power and position is a common thing to see in our day to day life.
  • People should be aware of drug and alcohol abuse.

2. The violent, unfair or cruel behavior of anyone.

(নির্দয়, অশোভন বা নির্মম ব্যবহার)


  • Child abuse is a common crime which we can see in the daily newspapers.

3. Offensive and bad words said to someone.

(কাউকে অকথ্য ভাষায় বলা কোন কথা)


  • Rahim experienced too much verbal abuse from his teacher because of getting poor marks in the exam.


Misuse, this word can also be used both as verb and noun.

Misuse, শব্দটিও verb এবং noun হিসেবেও ব্যবহৃত হতে পারে।

Meaning as a verb:

1. Using anything for an evil purpose or in a wrong way.

(কোনকিছুকে খারাপ উদ্দেশ্যে বা ভুলভাবে ব্যবহা করা)


  • You should never misuse your power or position.

Meaning as a noun:

2. Improper use of anything.

(কোনকিছুর অযথার্থ ব্যবহার)


  • He was sacked for his misuse of power and position.


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