Abuse: To treat badly … insult, injure, hurt, harm damage, impair, aggrieve, offend, ill-treat, ill-use, misuse, misemploy, disparage, berate, maltreat, mistreat, wrong, persecute, molest, nag, victimize, oppress, ruin, mar, spoil, vulgarize, reproach, rail at, outrage, do wrong by or to, mishandle, pervert, profane, prostitute, desecrate, pollute, overwork, overtax, overdrive, overburden, violate, defile, impose upon, deprave, taint, debase, corrupt, squander, waste, dissipate, exhaust, do one’s worst, do one an injustice, knock about.
Funk and Wagnalls Edition Webster’s New World Thesaurus, 1985 Simon and Schuster, page 5
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