misappropriate

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

Definition of misappropriate

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

misappropriation

play \-ˌprō-prē-ˈā-shən\ noun

Examples of misappropriate in a sentence

  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


MISAPPROPRIATE Defined for English Language Learners

misappropriate

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

Definition of misappropriate for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

misappropriate

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

Legal Definition of misappropriate

  1. :  to appropriate wrongfully or unlawfully (as by theft or embezzlement)

misappropriation

\-ˌprō-prē-ˈā-shən\ play noun


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