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Exploitation vs. Abuse

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Exploitationnoun

The act of utilizing something; industry.

Abusenoun

Improper treatment or usage; application to a wrong or bad purpose; an unjust, corrupt or wrongful practice or custom.

‘All abuse, whether physical, verbal, psychological or sexual, is bad.’;

Exploitationnoun

The improper use of something for selfish purposes.

‘the exploitation of children in beauty pageants’;

Abusenoun

Misuse; improper use; perversion.

Exploitationnoun

The act or result of forcibly depriving someone of something to which he or she has a natural right.

Abusenoun

(obsolete) A delusion; an imposture; misrepresentation; deception.

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Exploitationnoun

The act of exploiting or utilizing.

Abusenoun

Coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; language that unjustly or angrily vilifies.

Exploitationnoun

the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful;

‘the development of Alaskan resources’; ‘the exploitation of copper deposits’;

Abusenoun

  Catachresis.

Exploitationnoun

an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly);

‘capitalistic exploitation of the working class’; ‘paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization’;

Abusenoun

Physical maltreatment; injury; cruel treatment.

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Abusenoun

Violation; defilement; rape; forcing of undesired sexual activity by one person on another, often on a repeated basis.

Abuseverb

(transitive) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert

‘He abused his authority.’;

Abuseverb

(transitive) To injure; to maltreat; to hurt; to treat with cruelty, especially repeatedly.

Abuseverb

To attack with coarse language; to insult; to revile; malign; to speak in an offensive manner to or about someone; to disparage.

Abuseverb

(transitive) To imbibe a drug for a purpose other than it was intended; to intentionally take more of a drug than was prescribed for recreational reasons; to take illegal drugs habitually.

Abuseverb

To violate; defile; to rape.

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Abuseverb

Misrepresent; adulterate.

Abuseverb

To deceive; to trick; to impose on; misuse the confidence of.

Abuseverb

Disuse.

Abuseverb

To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority.

‘This principle (if one may so abuse the word) shoots rapidly into popularity.’;

Abuseverb

To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience.

Abuseverb

To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.

‘The . . . tellers of news abused the general.’;

Abuseverb

To dishonor.

Abuseverb

To violate; to ravish.

Abuseverb

To deceive; to impose on.

‘Their eyes red and staring, cozened with a moist cloud, and abused by a double object.’;

Abusenoun

Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language.

‘Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty, as well as by the abuses of power.’;

Abusenoun

Physical ill treatment; injury.

Abusenoun

A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as, the abuses in the civil service.

‘Abuse after disappeared without a struggle..’;

Abusenoun

Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.

‘The two parties, after exchanging a good deal of abuse, came to blows.’;

Abusenoun

Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child.

‘Or is it some abuse, and no such thing?’;

Abusenoun

cruel or inhumane treatment

Abusenoun

a rude expression intended to offend or hurt;

‘when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse’; ‘they yelled insults at the visiting team’;

Abusenoun

improper or excessive use

Abuseverb

treat badly;

‘This boss abuses his workers’; ‘She is always stepping on others to get ahead’;

Abuseverb

change the inherent purpose or function of something;

‘Don't abuse the system’; ‘The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers’;

Abuseverb

use foul or abusive language towards;

‘The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket’; ‘The angry mother shouted at the teacher’;

Abuse

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a thing, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of aggression.

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