Abuse

usgb/əˈbjuːs/Volume
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Negative ConnotationPlay
Using 'abuse' indicates wrongdoing or mismanagement, often with negative outcomes. SlideThe director faced criticism for his abuse of the budget.
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Non-Physical UsagePlay
'Abuse' can describe non-physical harm, such as using resources or systems improperly. SlideThe politician's abuse of social media raised concerns.