verb (used with object), mis·ap·plied, mis·ap·ply·ing.
Origin of misapply
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.