verb (misapplies, misapplying, misapplied)[with object]
Use (something) for the wrong purpose or in the wrong way: once new technology is adopted, it is often underused or misapplied
More example sentences
- He is wrong because he misapplies the statistics.
- The Board did not misinterpret or misapply the evidentiary burden cast on the Respondent.
- But for quite some time now, we have been hearing of lawyers misapplying clients' money and involving themselves in activities that tarnish their professional image.
- Example sentences
- Eugenics and ‘social Darwinism’ are perversions of evolution based upon logical fallacy and misapplication.
- All too often the virtual worlds visited by videogamers are illogical, internally inconsistent and littered with disruptive misapplications of design.
- It's an excessive exercise of federal power based on a misapplication of federal law.
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