Term information

Term: abuse

Term details for 'abuse'

Harm that is caused by anyone who has power over another person. Includes physical harm or neglect, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse. Use a more specific term for indexing, if possible.

Broader terms
crime, social problems
Narrower terms
adult abuse, animal abuse, child abuse, child-to-parent abuse, elder abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, institutional abuse, neglect, online abuse, partner abuse, physical abuse, ritual abuse, sexual abuse
Related terms
abusers, harassment, hate crime, investigations, survivors

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