What is another word for maltreat?

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To treat badly, cruelly, or violently
“No parents or other adults should exploit, abuse or maltreat children.”
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To put down or control by cruelty or force
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To injure someone physically, mentally or emotionally
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To cause pain through mistreatment
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To do an injustice to
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To single (someone) out for cruel or unjust treatment
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To cause persistent suffering to
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Make a concerted or violent attack on
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To press again
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To cause to suffer for crime or misconduct, to administer disciplinary action
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Wrong, offend, abuse
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To strike repeatedly
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Put at a disadvantage or treat as undesirable
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To reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of
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To exploit someone for one's personal gain
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