how to pronounce abuse


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the above transcription of abuse is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

abuse is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of abuse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… suppressed memories of the abuse in this …”

meaning of abuse

Abuse means to use or treat someone in a way that is harmful or offensive.

abuse frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word abuse occurs in english on average 36.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics abuse can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that abuse can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to abuse


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