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Misapply  v. t.  (past & past part. misapplied; pres. part. misapplying)  To apply wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose; as, to misapply a name or title; to misapply public money.

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... intelligent and more ambitious than the king's sons, they were also more restless. The very restraint in which the policy of the reigning house kept them, condemned their idea or their courage to inaction, and forced them to misapply, in irregularities or indolence, the faculties with which nature had endowed them, and the immense fortune for which they had no other occupation: too great for citizens, too dangerous at the head of armies or in affairs, they had no place either amongst the people or at ...
— History of the Girondists, Volume I - Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution • Alphonse de Lamartine

Words linked to "Misapply" :   utilize, misuse, misapplication, employ

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