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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·ap·ply v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misapplied p. pr. & vb. n. Misapplying.] To apply wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose; as, to misapply a name or title; to misapply public money.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or
          incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context";
          "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
          [syn: misuse]
      [also: misapplied]