verb (used with object), mis·used, mis·us·ing.
Examples from the Web for misused
Other female penguins would have their babies “misused before the very eyes of its parents.”Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What will the reaction be if cash released for “improved” nuclear behavior is misused?
But the data are constantly under revision and can often be misused and abused.
They are not the same and they are terms that are often misused.
The allegation that Klein misused his power to dispense drugs is mentioned several times in the court filing.
Four more figures from the old façade, now standing outside the Porta Romana of Florence, are misused and saddened relics.Donatello|David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
It is often misused for "that" to introduce an object clause.Practical Exercises in English|Huber Gray Buehler
It was extremely unfortunate, and Annandale decided that he was both unhappy and misused.The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident|Edgar Saltus
This word, which properly means to make known specifically, to explain particularly, is often misused for say.The Verbalist|Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
This wasted life that I speak of, how does it look now in the eyes of the man who has misused it?London's Heart|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon