What is abuse?

Abuse

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment for a bad purpose, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, sexual assault, violation, rape, unjust practices; wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime, or otherwise verbal aggression.

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Day-care Sex-abuse Hysteria - Significant Cases - Christchurch Civic Crèche
... Civic Crèche in New Zealand, was found guilty on 16 counts of sexual abuse against children in 1992 and served seven years in jail ... Parents of the alleged abuse victims were entitled to claim NZ$10,000 (equivalent to about US$11,000 in 2010) in compensation for each allegation from the Accident Compensation ... co-workers were also arrested on 15 charges of abuse, but were released after these charges were dropped ...
Day-care Sex-abuse Hysteria
... Day-care sex-abuse hysteria was a panic that occurred primarily in the 1980s and early 1990s featuring claims against daycare providers of satanic ritual abuse and ... prominent case in Kern County, California, first brought the issue of day care sexual abuse to the forefront of the public awareness, and the issue figured prominently in news coverage for almost a decade ...
History Of Sex In India - Current Issues - Sexual Abuse of Children
53.22% of children reported having faced sexual abuse ... respondents faced severe forms of sexual abuse including assault, exposure or being photographed in the nude. 50.76% reported other forms of sexual abuse including sexual advances in travel or marriage situations, exhibitionism and being forced to view pornographic material ...
Abuse Cases
... See Catholic sex abuse cases Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States or CategoryRoman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in the United ...
Fenethylline - Abuse
... Abuse of fenethylline as the brand Captagon is most common in Arab countries, and counterfeit versions of the legal drug continue to be available despite now being illegal for 20 years ...

More definitions of "abuse":

  • (noun): Improper or excessive use.
    Synonyms: misuse
  • (verb): Change the inherent purpose or function of something.
    Example: "Don't abuse the system"
    Synonyms: pervert, misuse

Famous quotes containing the word abuse:

    The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

    Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

    Now, we deny not, but that politicians may sometimes abuse religion, and make it serve for the promoting of their own private interests and designs; which yet they could not do so well neither, were the thing itself a mere cheat and figment of their own, and had no reality at all in nature, nor anything solid at the bottom of it.
    Ralph J. Cudworth (1617–1688)