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misuse

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌmɪsˈjuːz/
to use something wrongly or in a dishonest way: misuse assets/funds/money He was accused of misusing $2.4 million in union funds.misuse your office/position/power Her opponents claim that she misused her position.
(Definition of misuse verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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