Definition of misappropriate
: to appropriate wrongly (as by theft or embezzlement)
misappropriationplay \-ˌprō-prē-ˈā-shən\ noun
Examples of misappropriate in a sentence
They accused him of misappropriating town funds.
<a financial manager misappropriating funds from her clients' accounts>
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MISAPPROPRIATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misappropriate for English Language Learners
: to take (something, such as money) dishonestly for your own use : to appropriate (something) wrongly
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