What is the opposite of misuse?

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Noun
Opposite of the wrong or improper use of something
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Opposite of the misuse of something, incorrectly using (applying) something, a wrong application
Noun
Opposite of the improper use of something
“Natural philosophers ought to familiarize themselves with as much mathematics as would enable them to make the proper application of mathematics to physics.”
Noun
Opposite of cruel or harmful treatment or abuse
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Opposite of bad, unkind or abusive treatment
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Opposite of the fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner
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Opposite of the squandering of money, energy, or resources
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Opposite of any treatment or experience outside of that which was intended for that results in physical harm or damage
“He was subjected to immense coddling by his mother at a young age.”
Verb
Opposite of to inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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Opposite of to decrease the value, character, or quality of
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Opposite of to inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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Opposite of to apply incorrectly
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Opposite of to use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
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Opposite of to alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Opposite of to apply improperly or incorrectly in an almost obscene way
“The citizen has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but he must honor the laws of his country.”
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Opposite of to cause pain through mistreatment
“Children should be able to look to their parents to protect them during times of distress.”
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(impose on/upon) Opposite of to take advantage of
“You have done so much for me in the past, and I just wanted to return the favor.”
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