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English definition of “misapply”

misapply

verb [T]     /ˌmɪs.əˈplaɪ/
to use something badly, wrongly, or in a way that was not intended: It will be impossible to recover all the misapplied charity money.Using and misusing misapplication     /-æp.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] The inquiry found evidence of serious misapplication of funds.Using and misusing
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