verb (used with object), mis·ap·plied, mis·ap·ply·ing.
Related formsmis·ap·pli·ca·tion [mis-ap-li-key-shuh n] /ˌmɪs æp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounmis·ap·pli·er, noun
Examples from the Web for misapply
They use words from the Soviet past and misapply them to the current situation.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime|Richard Porton|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another way to make your tax odious, is to misapply the produce of it.Benjamin Franklin|Frank Luther Mott
And what is exactly known people have somehow or other contrived to misapprehend and misapply.Views and Reviews|William Ernest Henley
I fear we are hugely mistaken, and misapply our charity thus pitying of them, where we should indeed much rather pity ourselves.
He coupled the gift with a solemn curse and anathema upon all who should ever disturb or misapply the donation.France and the Republic|William Henry Hurlbert
The majority could not afford to waste or misapply its resources.