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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
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