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Definition of misapply verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] misapply something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misapply
he / she / it misapplies
past simple misapplied
-ing form misapplying
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to use something for the wrong purpose or in the wrong way The company admitted that their system of penalties had been misapplied.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: misapply