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misapply

[ mis-uh-plahy ]
/ 藢m瑟s 蓹藞pla瑟 /
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verb (used with object), mis路ap路plied, mis路ap路ply路ing.
to make a wrong application or use of.
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Origin of misapply

First recorded in 1565鈥75; mis-1 + apply

OTHER WORDS FROM misapply

mis路ap路pli路ca路tion [mis-ap-li-key-shuhn], /藢m瑟s 忙p l瑟藞ke瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounmis路ap路pli路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misapply

misapply
/ (藢m瑟s蓹藞pla瑟) /

verb -plies, -plying or -plied (tr)
to apply wrongly or badly
another word for misappropriate

Derived forms of misapply

misapplication (藢m瑟s忙pl瑟藞ke瑟蕛蓹n), noun
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