Another word for abuse
misuse, misapplication, perversion, debasement, degradation, ill-usage, misemployment, desecration, misappropriation, mishandling, mismanagement, pollution, improper use, exploitation, profanation, defilement, prostitution.
injury, mistreatment, damage, harm, hurt, maltreatment, ill-usage, ill-treatment, molestation, molesting, battering, battery, outrage, impairment, wrong, injustice, violation, persecution, harassment.
To treat badly
misuse, mistreat, insult, injure, hurt, harm, damage, impair, aggrieve, ill-treat, ill-use, batter, molest, maltreat, misemploy, misapply, misappropriate, wrong, persecute, torment, nag, victimize, oppress, ruin, mar, spoil, vulgarize, outrage, do wrong by, do wrong to, mishandle, pervert, profane, prostitute, desecrate, pollute, harass, manhandle, do an injustice to, take advantage of, exploit, overstrain, overwork, overtax, overdrive, overburden, violate, defile, impose upon, deprave, taint, debase, corrupt, squander, waste, dissipate, exhaust, do one's worst*, knock about*.
To hurt with words
Another word for abuseverb
To use wrongly and improperly:misapply, misappropriate, mishandle, misuse, pervert. See treat well
To take advantage of unfairly:exploit, impose, presume, use. See treat well
To hurt or injure by maltreatment:ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat, misuse. See help
To attack with harsh, often insulting language:assail, rail against (or at), revile, vituperate. See praise
Wrong, often corrupt use:misapplication, misappropriation, mishandling, misuse, perversion. See treat well
Physically harmful treatment:ill-treatment, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage. See help
Harsh, often insulting language:billingsgate, contumely, invective, obloquy, railing, revilement, reviling, scurrility, scurrilousness, vituperation. See praise