pronunciation: IPA: /əˈbjuːz/ /əˈbjuz/ əˈbjuːz , SAMPA: /@"bju:z</ /@"bjuz/            

Translations into Afrikaans:

  • belediging   
  • beledig   
  • misbruik   

Other meanings:

to insult
Improper treatment or usage; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; perversion. [from 15th c]
(transitive) (obsolete) To deceive; to trick; to impose on.
Improper or excessive treatment or usage (e.g. alchool); application to a wrong or bad purpose (e.g. public funds).
a corrupt practice
To put to a wrong use; to change the inherent purpose or function of something.
Physical or verbal maltreatment; injury.
to use improperly
to hurt
(transitive) To injure; to maltreat; to hurt; to treat with cruelty.
to rape
insulting speech
wave (about)
Forcing of undesired sexual activity by one person on another.
Coarse, insulting speech or expression.
Forcing of undesired sexual activity by one person on another
improper usage
physical maltreatment
(transitive) To attack with coarse language; to insult; to revile.
Coarse, insulting speech; abusive language.
An unjust, corrupt or wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime; fault.
(Can we date this quote?) Their eyes red and staring, cozened with a moist cloud, and abused by a double object. - Jeremy Taylor (1633-67)
sexual assault
(transitive) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse one's authority. [from early 15th c.]

Similar phrases in dictionary English Afrikaans. (4)

abuse of powerampsmisdryf
child abusekindermishandeling
Report AbuseRapporteer misbruik

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Example sentences with "abuse", translation memory

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While we have already surpassed that targeted figure of ‧ police officers employed in the South African Police Service, and while we have improved the training programme, we recognise the fact that the impact of this is not yet high enough for everybody to feel a better sense of safety and security. While we have reduced the incidence of most contact crimes, the annual reduction rate with regard to such categories as robbery, assault and murder is still below the ‧% that we had targeted. And the abuse of women and children continues at an unacceptable levelOfskoon die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens reeds die teiken-indiensnemingsgetal van ‧ polisiebeamptes bereik en die opleidingsprogramme verbeter het, erken ons dat die uitwerking hiervan nog nie groot genoeg is om aan almal ́n sterker gevoel van veiligheid en sekuriteit te verleen nie. Ofskoon ons die voorkoms van die meeste vorme van kontakmisdaad verlaag het, is die jaarlikse koers van afname in misdaadkategorieë soos diefstal, aanranding en moord nog steeds laer as die ‧ tot ‧% wat ons ons ten doel gestel het. En die misbruik van vroue en kinders word teen ́n onaanvaarbaar hoë koers voortgesit
abuse. Constable Fritz from the South African PoliceKonstabel Fritz van die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens
violence, rape, abuse and the terribleland, en die verkragting, mishandeling
They are worried about whether we have the capacity to defend the democratic rights and the democratic Constitution which were born of enormous sacrifices. This is driven by such developments as the prosecution of the National Commissioner of Police, the suspension of the National Director of Public Prosecutions, fears about a threat to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, and the attendant allegations about the abuse of state power for political purposesHulle is bekommerd oor ons vermoë om die demokratiese regte en die demokratiese Grondwet wat uit enorme opofferings gebore is, te beskerm. Hierdie kommer word aangevuur deur verwikkelings soos die vervolging van die Nasionale Kommisaris van die Polisie, die skorsing van die Nasionale Direkteur van Openbare Vervolging, en vrese rondom die bedreiging van die onafhankliheid van die regstelsel en landswette, en die huidige aantygings oor die misbruik van regeringsmagte vir politieke doeleindes
Organisations opposing the abusewat die mishandeling
anti-abuse NGOsvir anti-mishandeling NRO’s
South Africa is abusive, a danger toAfrika onregmatig optree of ‘n gevaar vir
anti-Child Abuse Resource Centreveiligheid soos die Mthatha Anti-Kindermishandelingstoevlugsoord
“Peace and political stability are also central to the government’s efforts to create an enabling environment to encourage investment...Decisive action will be taken to eradicate lawlessness, drug trafficking, gun running, crime and especially the abuse of women and children.”"Vrede en politieke stabiliteit staan ook sentraal in die Regering se pogings om ́n omgewing te skep wat geleenthede sal bied en belegging sal aanmoedig... Daar sal beslissend opgetree word om wetteloosheid, dwelmhandel, wapensmokkelary, misdaad en, veral die misbruik van vroue en kinders uit te wis."
pregnancy, drug abuse and the effects of peer pressuregroepsdruk
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