Definitions for "Abuse"
To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience.
To violate; to ravish.
Physical ill treatment; injury.
To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority.
Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language.
When used as a legal term in healthcare, it normally refers to actions that do not involve intentional misrepresentations in billing but which, nevertheless, result in improper conduct. Consequences can result in civil liability and administrative sanctions. An example of abuse is the excessive use of medical supplies. (also see Fraud, OIG, FBI, Compliance)
Keywords:  revile, hurt, insults, offend, coarse
To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.
Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.
The action of a person hurting or not caring for another person who generally is younger or weaker.(one does abusing)
A disregard of financial capability. For example, purchasing luxury items on pre-bankruptcy shopping sprees with no reasonable or probable means of repayment.
The disregard of financial ability to repay. An example of abuse in this context would be the purchase of items before the bankruptcy filing with no reasonable means of repayment.
use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
Internet abuse includes the use of foul language and personal attacks via emails and Message Boards. Additionally, there is a form of abuse that comes into play in Internet advertising. The service of Discussion Boards (aka Message Boards) can lead one into participating in abuse. Discussion Boards are electronic bulletin boards that allow people to trade messages on a daily basis. Each Discussion Board "forum" has a topic. Posting messages in forums that don't align with the topic being discussed, can find the internet service provider (ISP) canceling your account. It is also valuable to know that threats via the internet are considered illegal by law just like threats face-to-face.
Under UK and EU law, businesses who are in a dominant position in a particular market must be careful to avoid accusations that they are abusing that dominant position. "Dominant" under EU law (Article 86 of the Treaty of Rome) means being able to act without having to consider competitors and customers. Under UK laws such consideration may apply where more than 25% of a market is controlled and group turnover is over £5 million. Market is a complex subject and defining what the market is in any particular case depends on issues such as consumer choice, product use and other considerations. "Abuse" is non-exhaustively defined under EU law to cover unfair terms, limitations, discriminatory terms, tie-ins and refusals to supply. Similar practices are likely to fall foul of UK law.
In some cultures, a minof Fraud or infraction.
The use of any drug that deviates from the approved medical or social patterns within a culture.
Self-administration of any drug in a culturally disapproved manner that causes adverse consequences.
Keywords:  dishonor
To dishonor.
cruel or inhumane treatment
Even in its most readily recognizable forms, abuse presents health-care professionals with ethical difficulties. When, for example, might a physician be obligated to infringe upon patients' privacy in order to protect their health? But some would argue that altogether different phenomena, such as parents' refusal of treatment for their children on religious grounds, should also be recognized as cases of abuse. [See Case Studies related to Abuse
Abuse is a run and gun computer game developed by Crack dot Com, and published by Origin Systems/Electronic Arts. It was released in 1996, and runs on DOS and Linux operating systems. An improved port of the game was released for Mac OS by Bungie Studios and for the Acorn Archimedes by R-Comp Interactive.
a grassroots effort to reclaim your HOA for the neighborhood
Keywords:  spam, spammer, unsolicited, nics, heard
Abuse is a simple program that helps people fight spam. It will "read" any e-mail header you indicate, go on-line and check the various NICs, open relay DBs... prepare/send an email to the spammer's ISP in order for your voice to be heard.
In the context of email, the sending of unsolicited commercial email, or spam.
The abuse systems are designed to prevent repeated updates of a dynamic hostname from the same IP address.
The abuse system is designed to prevent repeated updates of a dynamic hostname from the same IP address. See the abuse help page for more information.
Keywords:  deceive, impose
To deceive; to impose on.
Keywords:  badly, boss, ahead, workers, stepping
treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
Term for acts or omissions by a legal caretaker. Encompasses a broad range of acts, and usually requires proof of intent.
This term refers to a level of Web use (in a designated category) that is totally unacceptable to the enterprise. Automatic abuse-detection is an optional feature within the in reporting system. It is based on enterprise-specified criteria. If abuse-detection is chosen, the enterprise decides which categories to monitor and specifies the levels (thresholds) at which usage becomes abusive.
Each state defines abuse or domestic violence differently. For the legal definition in your state, please select your state from the top, left-hand corner of the website, and go to the "How to Get a Restraining Order" page.
Keywords:  corrupt, crime, fault, offense, civil
A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as, the abuses in the civil service.
Financial abuse occurs when a person illegally or improperly uses a nursing home resident's money, property, and/or possessions for personal gain.
Keywords:  accessory
Keywords:  breach, tradition
a breach of Tradition
Keywords:  divorce, basis, ground, claim, damages
This is a ground for divorce. It can also form the basis of a claim for damages.
Keywords:  appearance, adjust, associate
adjust also appearance associate
Keywords:  sexual, see
See Sexual Abuse