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Translation of "abuse" - English-Spanish dictionary

abuse

verb /əˈbjuːz/
to treat someone in a cruel or violent way Abuso He was accused of sexually abusing young boys. to use wrongly, usually with harmful results abusar de She abused her position by stealing public money. to insult or speak roughly to injuriar She abused the servants. abusive /-siv/ adjective using insulting language ofensivo, injurioso, ultrajante He wrote an abusive letter to the manager. abusively adverb injuriosamente, ofensivamente He is facing dismissal over charges that he treated employees abusively. abusiveness noun ofensa verbal She is seeking a divorce on the grounds of her husband’s physical and mental abusiveness.
(Definition of abuse from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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