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misemploy

Line breaks: mis|em¦ploy
Pronunciation: /mɪsɪmˈplɔɪ
 
, -ɛm-/

Definition of misemploy in English:

verb

[with object]
Employ or use (something) wrongly or improperly: you misemploy the term ‘celibate
More example sentences
  • They learn lessons from the experiences of misemploying, miscalculating, mispurchasing and mismanaging.
  • That said, we might still be misemploying the term indie by applying it to Hidden Theatre.
  • Further, in misemploying their talent in this manner he has by necessity misemployed the whole of their beings.

Derivatives

misemployment

1
noun
Example sentences
  • I have suffered more perhaps from the reading of bad books than from all other misemployments of time put together.
  • The solution to the related problems of unemployment, underemployment, and misemployment of the specially challenged will be complex.
  • So, law grads, e-mail us with your stories of unemployment, underemployment, or misemployment and we'll post them so that law students can be fairly warned.

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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words