misemploy


misemploy
To employ incorrectly; to misuse.

Wikipedia foundation.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Misemploy — Mis em*ploy , v. t. To employ amiss; as, to misemploy time, advantages, talents, etc. [1913 Webster] Their frugal father s gains they misemploy. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misemploy — I verb abuse, abuti, corrupt, defile, desecrate, dissipate, distort, divert, employ improperly, ill treat, ill use, maltreat, manipulate improperly, misapply, misappropriate, misconduct, misdirect, misdo, mishandle, mismanage, misrule, misspend,… …   Law dictionary

  • misemploy — [mis΄əm ploi′] vt. to employ, or use, wrongly or badly; misuse misemployment n …   English World dictionary

  • misemploy — misemployment, n. /mis em ploy /, v.t. to use for the wrong purpose; use wrongly or improperly; misuse. [1600 10; MIS 1 + EMPLOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • misemploy — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. misuse, waste, mistreat; see abuse 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • misemploy — v. use improperly, employ wrongly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misemploy — v. a. Misuse, misapply, pervert, abuse, make an ill use of …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • misemploy — v misuse, misapply, misappropriate …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • misemploy — mis·employ …   English syllables

  • misemploy — mis em•ploy′ v. t …   From formal English to slang


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.