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.
The man, now is in his 30s, alleges he was subjected to an internal IRA kangaroo court - headed by the person who forced Ms Cahill to face her abuser.
THE Crown Office are set to review the sentence handed down to a serial domestic abuser who battered five women over a decade.
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.
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the first-ever Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on guns and violence against women gets underway, Everytown for Gun Safety today released a new poll of likely 2014 women voters that shows overwhelming support for background checks and strong support for an expansion of the definition of abuser to include dating partners and stalkers to prohibit them from legally buying and possessing guns, which Senator Amy Klobuchar's (D-MN) Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act (S.
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.
I have met a abuser But Nottingham Trent University senior psychology lecturer Serena Simmons, whose research work has seen her come face to face with some of Britain's worst sex offenders, said drugs are often a secondary issue when it comes to child abusers.
And her claims of attacks by supporters of her abuser match the experiences of the women who accuse Julian Assange of crimes defined as sexual assault and rape in Swedish law.
You might choose to forgive your abuser as part of your healing process.
Summary: An advert for an animal rights group featuring a picture of Baby P's abuser has been banned for exploiting the child's death.
Asked why an abuser with a history of sexual violence, as in the case of R.
Once an alleged abuser is located by a private investigation firm, their location will be provided to the government.