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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [verb uh-byooz; noun uh-byoos]
    • /verb əˈbyuz; noun əˈbyus/
    • /ə.ˈbjuː.zə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb uh-byooz; noun uh-byoos]
    • /verb əˈbyuz; noun əˈbyus/

Definitions of abuser word

  • verb with object abuser to use wrongly or improperly; misuse: to abuse one's authority. 1
  • verb with object abuser to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way: to abuse a horse; to abuse one's eyesight. 1
  • verb with object abuser to speak insultingly, harshly, and unjustly to or about; revile; malign. 1
  • verb with object abuser to commit sexual assault upon. 1
  • verb with object abuser Obsolete. to deceive or mislead. 1
  • noun abuser wrong or improper use; misuse: the abuse of privileges. 1

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Origin of abuser

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; (v.) late Middle English abusen < Middle French abuser, verbal derivative of abus < Latin abūsus misuse, wasting, equivalent to abūt(ī) to use up, misuse (ab- ab- + ūtī to use) + -tus suffix of v. action; (noun) late Middle English abus < Middle French abus or Latin abūsus

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Parts of speech for Abuser


abuser 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".

abuser usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abuser

noun abuser

  • wrongdoer — a person who does wrong, especially a sinner or transgressor.
  • offender — to irritate, annoy, or anger; cause resentful displeasure in: Even the hint of prejudice offends me.
  • victimizer — to make a victim of.
  • perpetrator — a person who perpetrates, or commits, an illegal, criminal, or evil act: The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be found and punished to the fullest extent of the law.
  • culprit — When you are talking about a crime or something wrong that has been done, you can refer to the person who did it as the culprit.

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