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Misapply   /mɪsəplˈaɪ/   Listen

(past & past part. misapplied; pres. part. misapplying)
Apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly.  Synonym: misuse.  "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"

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"Misapply" Quotes from Famous Books

... the learned prelate misapprehend and misapply the texts above quoted to support his theory, but he makes a gratuitous concession, which is at once fatal to his scheme and inconsistent with himself. He says,—"Indeed, the death and resurrection of the witnesses before mentioned, (Rev. xi. 7, 11,) appears from the ...
— Notes On The Apocalypse • David Steele

... a lower end, then, is to misapply labour, so far as the man is concerned. He robs himself of his own highest reward, while Providence bends the efforts he makes, and causes them to effect good uses to the neighbour he would, in too many ...
— The Good Time Coming • T. S. Arthur

... is not weakened in itself by the errours of those who misinterpret or misapply it; the encroachment of the appetites upon the understanding is hourly perceived; and the state of those, whom sensuality has enslaved, is known to be in the ...
— The Works of Samuel Johnson in Nine Volumes - Volume IV: The Adventurer; The Idler • Samuel Johnson

Words linked to "Misapply" :   utilise, misuse, employ, apply, utilize, misapplication, use

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