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Pronunciation: /abyze/

Translation of abuser in English:

verbe transitif

also: abuser de verbe transitif indirect

  • 1 (faire usage excessif) abuser de l'alcool
    to drink to excess
    abuser des tranquillisants
    to rely too heavily on tranquillizers (anglais britannique)
    abuser des sucreries/bonnes choses
    to overindulge in sweet things/good things
    abuser de ses forces
    to overdo it
  • 2 (profiter) abuser de abuser de la situation
    to exploit the situation
    abuser de la crédulité/faiblesse des gens
    to exploit people's gullibility/weakness
    abuser d'un ami/de la patience de quelqu'un
    to take advantage of a friend/of somebody's patience
    je ne voudrais pas abuser (de votre gentillesse)
    I don't want to impose (on your kindness)
    abuser de sa force/son autorité/ses fonctions
    to abuse one's strength/one's authority/one's post
  • 3 (violenter) abuser de quelqu'un
    to sexually abuse somebody

verbe intransitif

also: s'abuser verbe pronominal

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