Definition of Misemploy

1. v. t. To employ amiss; as, to misemploy time, advantages, talents, etc.



Definition of Misemploy

1. Verb. (transitive) To employ incorrectly; to misuse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misemploy

1. [v -PLOYED, -PLOYING, -PLOYS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Misemploy

misedition
miseditions
misedits
miseducate
miseducated
miseducates
miseducating
miseducation
miseducations
misemphases
misemphasis
misemphasize
misemphasized
misemphasizes
misemphasizing
misemploy (current term)
misemployed
misemploying
misemployment
misemployments
misemploys
misencode
misencoded
misencodes
misencoding
misenite
misenrol
misenroll
misenrolled
misenrolling

Literary usage of Misemploy

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

1. The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, William Laud, D.D. Sometime by William Laud, William Scott, James Bliss (1857)
"And therefore, as ministers must not misemploy their persons or their times, which are dedicated to God and His service ; no more must laymen take away and ..."

2. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Their frugal father's gains they misemploy, And turn to point and pearl, and every female toy. Dn/dn. ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"To employ wrongly or uselessly ; make a bad, ineffective," or purposeless use of: as, to misemploy one's means or opportunities. ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Frederick James Hall, Philip Twells, Charles Christopher Pepys Cottenham (1850)
"... or should misemploy the said stock, and such neglect, omission, ... of Reading should neglect to perform these trusts, or misemploy the funds, ..."

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