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misappropriate

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verb mis·ap·pro·pri·ate \ˌmi-sə-ˈprō-prē-ˌāt\

Simple Definition of misappropriate

  • : to take (something, such as money) dishonestly for your own use : to appropriate (something) wrongly

Full Definition of misappropriate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to appropriate wrongly (as by theft or embezzlement)

mis·ap·pro·pri·a·tion play \-ˌprō-prē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of misappropriate

  1. They accused him of misappropriating town funds.

  2. <a financial manager misappropriating funds from her clients' accounts>



1825

First Known Use of misappropriate

1825



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