from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To use or apply wrongly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To apply incorrectly; to misuse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To apply wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make an erroneous application of; apply or dispose of wrongly: as, to misapply a name or title; to misapply one's talents or exertions; to misapply public money.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly


mis- +‎ apply (Wiktionary)



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