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

Definition of abuses word

  • noun abuses Plural form of abuse. 1

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Parts of speech for Abuses


abuses popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for abuses

noun abuses

  • injustices — the quality or fact of being unjust; inequity.
  • sins — the Akkadian god of the moon: the counterpart of the Sumerian Nanna.
  • curses — an expression of disappointment or dismay

verb abuses

  • uses — to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife.
  • ruinsruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay: We visited the ruins of ancient Greece.
  • bashes — to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.
  • knocks — to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, especially on a door, window, or the like, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, or giving a signal: to knock on the door before entering.
  • trash — anything worthless, useless, or discarded; rubbish.

Antonyms for abuses

noun abuses

  • aids — AIDS is a disease which destroys the natural system of protection that the body has against other diseases. AIDS is an abbreviation for 'acquired immune deficiency syndrome'.
  • commendations — the act of commending; recommendation; praise: commendation for a job well done.
  • plaudits — an enthusiastic expression of approval: Her portrayal of Juliet won the plaudits of the critics.
  • respects — a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect.
  • benefits — The benefits of a life or medical insurance policy are the money that it pays out.

verb abuses

  • lauds — to praise; extol.
  • honours — to hold in honor or high respect; revere: to honor one's parents.
  • treasures — wealth or riches stored or accumulated, especially in the form of precious metals, money, jewels, or plate.

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