Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “abuse”

See all translations

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “abuse” in Spanish

Definitions of “abuse” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More