Misemploy \Mis`em*ploy"\, v. t. To employ amiss; as, to misemploy time, advantages, talents, etc. [1913 Webster]

Their frugal father's gains they misemploy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • misemploy — I verb abuse, abuti, corrupt, defile, desecrate, dissipate, distort, divert, employ improperly, ill treat, ill use, maltreat, manipulate improperly, misapply, misappropriate, misconduct, misdirect, misdo, mishandle, mismanage, misrule, misspend,… …   Law dictionary

  • misemploy — [mis΄əm ploi′] vt. to employ, or use, wrongly or badly; misuse misemployment n …   English World dictionary

  • misemploy — misemployment, n. /mis em ploy /, v.t. to use for the wrong purpose; use wrongly or improperly; misuse. [1600 10; MIS 1 + EMPLOY] * * * …   Universalium

  • misemploy — verb To employ incorrectly; to misuse …   Wiktionary

  • misemploy — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. misuse, waste, mistreat; see abuse 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • misemploy — v. use improperly, employ wrongly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misemploy — v. a. Misuse, misapply, pervert, abuse, make an ill use of …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • misemploy — v misuse, misapply, misappropriate …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • misemploy — mis·employ …   English syllables

  • misemploy — mis em•ploy′ v. t …   From formal English to slang

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