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misapply

[mis-uh-plahy] /ˌmɪs əˈplaɪ/
verb (used with object), misapplied, misapplying.
1.
to make a wrong application or use of.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; mis-1 + apply
Related forms
misapplication
[mis-ap-li-key-shuh n] /ˌmɪs æp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
misapplier, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misapplication

misapply

/ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ/
verb (transitive) -plies, -plying, -plied
1.
to apply wrongly or badly
2.
another word for misappropriate
Derived Forms
misapplication (ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən) noun
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Word Origin and History for misapplication
n.

c.1600, from mis- (1) + application.

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