Definition of misappropriate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    misappropriate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌmɪsəˈproʊpriˌeɪt//
     
    misappropriate something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misappropriate
     
    he / she / it misappropriates
     
    past simple misappropriated
     
    -ing form misappropriating
     
     
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  1. 1to take someone else's money or property for yourself, especially when they have trusted you to take care of it synonym embezzle
  2. 2 He is accused of misappropriating money from the company's pension fund. compare appropriate
misappropriation
 
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NAmE//ˌmɪsəˌproʊpriˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the misappropriation of funds
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: misappropriate