mis-apply

misapply

[mis-uh-plahy]
verb (used with object), misapplied, misapplying.
to make a wrong application or use of.

Origin:
1565–75; mis-1 + apply

misapplication [mis-ap-li-key-shuhn] , noun
misapplier, noun
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misapply (ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ)
 
vb , -plies, -plying, -plied
1.  to apply wrongly or badly
2.  another word for misappropriate
 
misapplication
 
n

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