Definition of Misapply

1. Verb. Apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly. "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"

Exact synonyms: Misuse
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Derivative terms: Misapplication, Misuse



Definition of Misapply

1. v. t. To apply wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose; as, to misapply a name or title; to misapply public money.

Definition of Misapply

1. Verb. To apply incorrectly; to misuse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misapply

1. to apply wrongly [v -PLIED, -PLYING, -PLIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misapply

misannotation
misannotations
misanthrope
misanthropes
misanthropic
misanthropical
misanthropically
misanthropies
misanthropist
misanthropists
misanthropy
misapplication
misapplications
misapplied
misapplies
misapply (current term)
misapplying
misappraisal
misappraisals
misappreciated
misappreciation
misappreciations
misapprehend
misapprehended
misapprehending
misapprehends
misapprehension
misapprehensions
misapprehensive
misapprehensively

Literary usage of Misapply

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"1. misappropriate, misapply, convert, peculate (chiefly spec.). "Embezzling" is accomplished by fraud or breach of trust in relation to property already ..."

2. A Treatise on Self Knowledge: Showing the Nature and Benefit of that by John Mason (1828)
"Who, through ignorance of themselves, misapply their zeal and misplace their •elf denial? ... misapply ..."

3. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1895)
"So, if the one dealing with the trustee knows that he is about to misapply the proceeds of the transaction, he deals at his peril ; the rule being that the ..."

4. History of the Town of Groton: Including Pepperell and Shirley, from the by Caleb Butler (1848)
"... of the Trustees—Sale of Farms— Donations of the first parish—Suit by an heir of Col. Sartell— Attempts to divide or misapply the Fund. MR. ..."

5. A Full Report of the Case of Stacy Decow, and Joseph Hendrickson, Vs. Thomas by Stacy Decow, Joseph Hendrickson, New Jersey Court of Appeals, New Jersey Court of Chancery, Thomas Latham Shotwell (1834)
"... shall misapply, or draw unsound inferences, or wrong conclusions from the text, or shall misbehave themselves in point of conduct or conversation, ..."

6. Ireland in 1868, the Battle-field for English Party Strife: Its Grievances by Gerald Fitzgibbon (1868)
"... profession who have been successful at contested elections is to divert and misapply the most efficient means of raising that important body called the ..."

7. The Lounger's Common-place Book: Or Miscellaneous Collections in History by Jeremiah Whitaker Newman (1838)
"How severely ought those women to be censured who misapply instruments which might be so powerfully and effectually exerted in reforming the morals of the ..."

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