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mis·ap·ply

 (mĭs′ə-plī′)
tr.v. mis·ap·plied, mis·ap·ply·ing, mis·ap·plies
To use or apply wrongly.

mis·ap′pli·ca′tion (-ăp′lĭ-kā′shən) n.

misapply

(ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ)
vb (tr) , -plies, -plying or -plied
1. to apply wrongly or badly
2. another word for misappropriate
misapplication n

mis•ap•ply

(ˌmɪs əˈplaɪ)

v.t. -plied, -ply•ing.
to make a wrong application or use of.
[1565–75]
mis•ap•pli•ca•tion (ˌmɪs æp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən) n.

misapply


Past participle: misapplied
Gerund: misapplying

Imperative
misapply
misapply
Present
I misapply
you misapply
he/she/it misapplies
we misapply
you misapply
they misapply
Preterite
I misapplied
you misapplied
he/she/it misapplied
we misapplied
you misapplied
they misapplied
Present Continuous
I am misapplying
you are misapplying
he/she/it is misapplying
we are misapplying
you are misapplying
they are misapplying
Present Perfect
I have misapplied
you have misapplied
he/she/it has misapplied
we have misapplied
you have misapplied
they have misapplied
Past Continuous
I was misapplying
you were misapplying
he/she/it was misapplying
we were misapplying
you were misapplying
they were misapplying
Past Perfect
I had misapplied
you had misapplied
he/she/it had misapplied
we had misapplied
you had misapplied
they had misapplied
Future
I will misapply
you will misapply
he/she/it will misapply
we will misapply
you will misapply
they will misapply
Future Perfect
I will have misapplied
you will have misapplied
he/she/it will have misapplied
we will have misapplied
you will have misapplied
they will have misapplied
Future Continuous
I will be misapplying
you will be misapplying
he/she/it will be misapplying
we will be misapplying
you will be misapplying
they will be misapplying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misapplying
you have been misapplying
he/she/it has been misapplying
we have been misapplying
you have been misapplying
they have been misapplying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misapplying
you will have been misapplying
he/she/it will have been misapplying
we will have been misapplying
you will have been misapplying
they will have been misapplying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misapplying
you had been misapplying
he/she/it had been misapplying
we had been misapplying
you had been misapplying
they had been misapplying
Conditional
I would misapply
you would misapply
he/she/it would misapply
we would misapply
you would misapply
they would misapply
Past Conditional
I would have misapplied
you would have misapplied
he/she/it would have misapplied
we would have misapplied
you would have misapplied
they would have misapplied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misapply - apply to a wrong thing or personmisapply - apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

misapply

verb misuse, abuse, pervert, misappropriate, misemploy The law has been misapplied.

misapply

verb
To use wrongly and improperly:
Translations

misapply

[ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ] VT (gen) → usar indebidamente; [+ funds] → malversar; [+ efforts, talents] → malgastar

misapply

[ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ] vt
(= misuse) [+ word, quotation] → détourner; [+ regulation, law] → détourner

misapply

vtfalsch anwenden; fundsfalsch verwenden; one’s energyverschwenden

misapply

[ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ] vtimpiegare male, usare erroneamente
References in classic literature ?
I have thought it proper to quote at length these interesting passages, because they contain a luminous abridgment of the principal arguments in favor of the Union, and must effectually remove the false impressions which a misapplication of other parts of the work was calculated to make.
Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose misapplication of the word.
Strange that their very elevation was a misapplication, that to raise seemed to falsify.
It takes planning and effort -- and maybe even a little humility -- but as you proactively deal with shortages or misapplications in talent, skill, or knowledge that could create problems, you will clear the path to strength for yourself, your teammates, and the organization.
Miltenberger provides applications and misapplications for each topic, key terms, practice tests, and chapter quizzes and has updated his materials to reflect current research and practice for this edition.
While the investigators found some misapplications of generally accepted accounting principles and a "lax tone with respect to GAAP compliance," they concluded that there was no intentionally misleading or fradulant manipulation of earnings reports to the investing public.
Deanna Gelak, executive director of the nonprofit FMLA Technical Corrections Coalition in Washington, says the letter "certainly provides some insight, but additional clarifications are urgently needed to address the range of misapplications [of the law].
They found that the Big Four often failed to find or didn't address misapplications of generally accepted accounting principles by audit clients.
When Christians listen carefully to what those in other religions are saying to us, their words serve as a sort of mirror, which provides greater self-understanding and helps ward off misapplications of our tradition.
In fact, this issue has been discussed at numerous scientific meetings in recent years, and has been well documented during the investigations of methyl parathion misapplications conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Hryhorczuk et al.
Minimizing herbicide use will mean less tracking, fewer complaints and a reduced risk of misapplications or spills.
Secondly, the bill is intended to cure misapplications of the cooperative mailing rule (CMR).