Definition of misapply in English:

misapply

Syllabification: mis·ap·ply
Pronunciation: /ˌmisəˈplī
 
/

verb (misapplies, misapplying, misapplied)

[with object] (usually be misapplied)
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.

Derivatives

misapplication

Pronunciation: /-ˌapləˈkāSHən/
noun
More 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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