Other Words for Abuse
Abuse as a Noun has these synonyms:
Example: They are being treated for drug abuse at the local clinic.
maltreatment, ill-treatment, ill use, fault
Example: It seemed perfectly natural that he should defend abuses by which he profited.
Example: Beware of imitating his abuse of the language.
revilement, reviling, execration, vituperation, malediction, imprecation, tongue-lashing, calumny, calumniation, vilification, obloquy, scurrility, invective, maligning, upbraiding, berating, objurgation, scolding, billingsgate
Example: The two parties, after exchanging a good deal of abuse, came to blows.
Example: The schoolmasters consistently lectured the boys against any abuse of themselves.
Abuse as a Verb has these synonyms:
malign, revile, censure, upbraid, assail, objurgate, lambaste, berate, rebuke, scold, reproach, disparage, traduce, defame, insult, swear at, curse (at), calumniate, slander, libel, decry, deprecate, vilify, rail against
Example: In the report the director was abused in the most virulent terms.
Example: I cannot stand by and watch that drunk abuse his wife and family.
Example: The officer abused his authority in ordering the forced march at midnight.