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To use wrongly and improperly: misapply, misappropriate, mishandle, misuse, pervert. See treat well/treat badly/treat.
To take advantage of unfairly: exploit, impose, presume, use. See treat well/treat badly/treat.
To hurt or injure by maltreatment: ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat, misuse. See help/harm/harmless.
To attack with harsh, often insulting language: assail, rail against (or at), revile, vituperate. See praise/blame.

Wrong, often corrupt use: misapplication, misappropriation, mishandling, misuse, perversion. See treat well/treat badly/treat.
Physically harmful treatment: ill-treatment, maltreatment, mishandling, mistreatment, misusage. See help/harm/harmless.

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