There are 2 translations of abuse in Spanish:

abuse1

n

/əˈbjuːs/
  • 1 u (insulting language) insultos (mpl), improperios (mpl) she was subjected to verbal abuse la insultaron to shout abuse at sb insultar a algn, lanzar* improperios contra algn a stream of abuse una sarta de insultos a term of abuse un insulto or una grosería
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    • My use of ‘Yanks’ recently triggered a barrage of criticism from readers suggesting the word was a term of abuse.
    • These complaints were not the normal tirade of abuse and insults we receive but seemed genuine.
    • There are no prizes for guessing what value he places on each: bourgeois is always a term of abuse, revolutionary almost always a term of approbation.
  • 2 c u (misuse) abuso (m); (of prisoners) vejación (f) to be open to abuse prestarse al abuso physical abuse malos tratos (mpl) sexual abuse abusos (mpl) deshonestos (rape) violación (f) child abuse malos tratos (mpl) a la infancia (sexual) abusos (mpl) deshonestos (a un niño) alcohol abuse alcoholismo (m) drug abuse consumo (m) de drogas or [formal] estupefacientes
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    • This is, as I like to point out, an abuse of history.
    • He claimed the action ‘flew in the face’ of public tendering procedures set out by the Government, and was an abuse of public funds.
    • He said this was an abuse of public monies and the fact there was no contribution from the business community was ‘grossly unfair.’
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    • At worst, Spencer resorted to cruel and violent physical abuse.
    • A pilot study by the police force and the SSPCA in 2000 identified for the first time clear links between animal cruelty and domestic abuse.
    • Last year a training programme was established in the state of Nevada to teach hairdressers to spot the signs of physical abuse and to ask the appropriate questions.
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    • Behaviour like assault, sexual abuse, and rape.
    • Sexual abuse or assault is experienced by more than two in five women and almost three out of 10 men, the report said.
    • The community has a role in terms of prevention of sexual abuse and assault.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of abuse in Spanish:

abuse2

vt

/əˈbjuːz/
  • 1 1.1 (use wrongly) [power/person/hospitality] abusar de
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    • In the election of 2000, the party in effect abused the judicial power to seize the presidency for itself, and this time the attempt succeeded.
    • He is already facing impeachment over claims that he misused public money and abused his office since coming to power a year ago.
    • That does not make sense, that is not logical, and the judge has abused his powers.
    1.2 [child/woman] maltratar; (sexually) abusar de many children had been sexually abused muchos niños habían sufrido abusos deshonestos [prisoners] vejar
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    • A council worker is facing prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a young girl 30 years ago.
    • A company director who sexually abused a young girl for six years has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
    • A pensioner who sexually abused young girls has walked free from court - because he is too old and frail to go to jail.
  • 2 (insult) insultar
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    • I do all the housework; I practically serve you while you lie around and insult and abuse me.
    • But in the post-match press conference, he accused Inter's players of verbally abusing him.
    • Their sole purpose in being at the Old Head is to disrupt our business by intimidating, insulting and abusing our guests who come from all over the world.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.