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  • She also said she had played the role as if she had been abused in the past.
  • He abused his authority to further the political ends of his party.
  • The police managed to keep both groups apart but were abused by both sides.
  • It is said during the game that she was abused as a child.
  • Many institutions were found to have had staff who abused the children in their care.
  • He later found out that his mother was physically abused by his father.
  • But many were abused or taken advantage of by families with whom they were placed.
  • While trying to speak to them he was abused and thrown out of the city.
  • In later years he was abused by his wife and son.
  • She also said she didn't believe his brother Richard was abused.
  • Kyra tells him that she killed her previous husband after he abused her.
  • Many children who have been abused in any form develop some sort of psychological issue.
  • The court found that he had abused his political office in connection with a hotel purchase.
  • She has problems of her own, allowing herself to be abused by the local gang.
  • Richard was constantly abused by his parents, especially by his father, who beat him heavily.
  • Am abused, alone, and all my real friends are dead.
  • In this more personal book Miller said that she herself was abused as a child.
  • Some of these are often thought of as being abused.
  • It is also revealed that he was abused by his parents.
  • Eight possible victims came forward saying they were abused, either by staff or other choir members.
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Root form of abused is abuse for the verb.

Synonyms of abused

Meaning of abused

  • verb Use foul or abusive language towards
    The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket, The angry mother shouted at the teacher
  • verb Use wrongly or improperly or excessively
    Her husband often abuses alcohol, while she was pregnant, she abused drugs
  • adjective Subjected to cruel treatment
    an abused wife