Meaning of “misapply” in the English Dictionary

"misapply" in British English

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misapplyverb [ T ]

uk /ˌmɪs.əˈplaɪ/ us /ˌmɪs.əˈplaɪ/

(Definition of “misapply” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misapply" in Business English

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misapplyverb [ T ]

/ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ/ uk us formal

to use something in a way that is wrong or illegal:

The trader pleaded guilty to misapplying millions of dollars and falsifying records.
Did the department intentionally misapply the accounting rules?

(Definition of “misapply” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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