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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /əˈbjuː.zər/
    • /əˈbjuːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /əˈbjuː.zər/

Definition of abused word

  • noun abused Simple past tense and past participle of abuse. 1

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abused popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for abused

adjective abused

  • battered — Something that is battered is old and in poor condition because it has been used a lot.
  • injured — to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair: to injure one's hand.
  • harmed — physical injury or mental damage; hurt: to do him bodily harm.
  • neglected — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

Antonyms for abused

noun abused

  • aided — to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
  • helped — to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.
  • praised — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • respected — a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect.
  • advantaged — A person or place that is advantaged is in a better social or financial position than other people or places.

verb abused

  • hoarded — a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc.: a vast hoard of silver.
  • acclaimed — publicly acknowledged as excellent
  • approved — An approved method or course of action is officially accepted as appropriate in a particular situation.
  • assisted — to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture.
  • saved — to rescue from danger or possible harm, injury, or loss: to save someone from drowning.

Top questions with abused

  • how many animals are abused each year?

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