abuser


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a·buse

 (ə-byo͞oz′)
tr.v. a·bused, a·bus·ing, a·bus·es
1. To use improperly or excessively; misuse: abuse alcohol; abuse a privilege.
2. To hurt or injure by maltreatment; ill-use: animals that were abused by a negligent owner.
3. To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
4. To assail with insulting or hurtful words; revile.
5. Obsolete To deceive or trick.
n. (ə-byo͞os′)
1.
a. Improper or excessive use; misuse: abuse of authority; drug abuse.
b. Rough treatment or use: shoes that have taken a lot of abuse.
2.
a. Physical maltreatment or violence: spousal abuse.
b. Sexual abuse.
c. Insulting or hurtful language, especially when used to threaten or demoralize: subjected her subordinates to verbal abuse.
3. An unjust or wrongful practice: a government that commits abuses against its citizens.
Idiom:
abuse oneself
To masturbate.

[Middle English abusen, from Old French abuser, from abus, improper use, from Latin abūsus, past participle of abūtī, to misuse : ab-, away; see ab-1 + ūtī, to use.]

a·bus′er n.
Synonyms: abuse, misuse, mistreat, ill-treat, maltreat
These verbs mean to treat wrongfully or harmfully. Abuse applies to injurious or improper treatment: "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us" (Aldo Leopold).
Misuse stresses incorrect or unknowledgeable handling: "How often misused words generate misleading thoughts" (Herbert Spencer).
Mistreat, ill-treat, and maltreat all share the sense of inflicting injury, often intentionally: "I had seen many more patients die from being mistreated for consumption than from consumption itself" (Earl of Lytton)."Experienced people ... become suspicious of those who by their own account are invariably ill-treated by the world" (Bertrand Russell)."[The professor was charged with] underpaying, neglecting, or otherwise maltreating his assistants" (David Rains Wallace).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abuser - someone who abusesabuser - someone who abuses      
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
Translations

abuser

[əˈbjuːzəʳ] N (physical) culpable de malos tratos; (sexual) culpable de abusos deshonestos
she killed her abusermató al que la abusaba
see also child B
see also drug C

abuser

[əbˈjuːzər] n
[victim, child] → auteur m de sévices, auteur m de maltraitances
sb's abuser → l'auteur des sévices sur qn, l'auteur des maltraitances sur qn
the relationship between a battered woman and her abuser
BUT la relation entre une femme battue et son bourreau. child abuser, sex abuser, child sex abuser
[drugs] → toxicomane mf; [alcohol] → ivrogne mf drug abuser, alcohol abuser, substance abuser

abuser

n (of child, woman, man)Missbraucher(in) m(f)

abuser

n abusador -ra mf; drug — drogadicto -ta mf, persona que abusa de drogas
References in classic literature ?
I have struck the abuser of the whole family," returned the angry youth; "and, unless he teaches his tongue a wiser language, he had better part with it altogether, as the unruly member.
25 abusers had been awarded death sentence, 11 have been awarded life imprisonment, 2 awarded 50 years imprisonment, one each child abuser had been sentenced 39 years, 35 years, 33 years, 30 years, 08 years, 06 years,04 years,01 year and six months imprisonment.
A separate 2007 study found that as many as one-third of domestic abuse survivors reported they delayed leaving an abuser for an average of two years out of concern for the safety of their pet.
Leaving an abuser is often a time of heightened danger for victims, including risk of being murdered, because abusers fear losing control and risking that they may get caught.
The abusers were age matched to 10,395,060 non-marijuana abuser controls.
The abusers were age-matched to 10,395,060 non-marijuana abuser controls.
This survivor lost her job after her abuser sabotaged her professional image by harassing her at work and emotionally causing her to doubt her abilities.
We found that the substance abusers patients of our study group had less mean age at onset of schizophrenia compared to the non-abuser patients (22.
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A PREDATORY child abuser could still be lurking in the BBC, Dame Smith's report warned.
Mr Adams has come under increasing pressure over what he knew about Ms Cahill's alleged assaults when she was 16 at the hands of alleged abuser and suspected IRA man Martin Morris.
The abuser projects their words, attitudes or actions onto an unsuspecting victim usually because they themselves have not dealt with childhood wounds that are now causing them to harm others.