verb (used with object), mis·used, mis·us·ing.
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HHS is doing an internal review to determine whether it violated the Antideficiency Act, another law related to misuse of federal funds, according to Kerner's letter.Watchdog: HHS misused millions intended to address public health threats, vaccine research|Marisa Fernandez|January 27, 2021|Axios
That is to say, the increased online usage has created an alarmingly large opportunity for malicious hacking, security breaches and misuse of our online identities.Dashlane taps JD Sherman, ex-Hubspot COO, as new CEO, as co-founder Emmanuel Schalit steps aside|Ingrid Lunden|January 22, 2021|TechCrunch
State criminal law forbids the misuse of sperm and embryos in assisted reproduction.DNA Testing Is Unearthing Local Fertility Fraud Cases|Jared Whitlock|January 5, 2021|Voice of San Diego
The news from Singapore hits on activists’ and ethicists’ concerns about data misuse, and groups like Human Rights Watch have outlined how surveillance could further hurt already marginalized communities.Singapore’s police now have access to contact tracing data|Lindsay Muscato|January 5, 2021|MIT Technology Review
There are plenty of high-profile examples of data misuse and unintended outcomes from AI usage that have contributed to these gaps.An inside look at how trust accelerates transformation|Martha Leibs|December 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Of course he would challenge all those who are misusing his teachings for their own political agenda.Just Imagine Hologram Jesus Telling Paul Ryan and Pat Robertson Off|Dean Obeidallah|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only recently has Abdessalem himself had to appear in court, on charges of misusing public funds.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists|Thomas A. Bass|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These arrests should send a message to anyone thinking about misusing a landmark this way.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are there likely to be cases of immature girls misusing this drug?Morning-After Pill Age Lowered, but Obama Will Appeal FDA Decision|Michelle Cottle|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then, in early 2004, I learned Mortenson was misusing CAI funds.
“A woman who does her duty is not to be accused of misusing anything,” cried Miss Temperley hotly.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
One of his first acts was severely to reprimand Puttkammer for misusing government influence at elections.
Pcuchet, without misusing his victory, took advantage of it to live in his own fashion.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
Man has the capacity for misusing not only physical, but even spiritual forces.Religion and the War|Various
You didn't want me to know what funds—whose funds—you were using—misusing.The Climbers|Clyde Fitch