Definition of misappropriate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

misappropriate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsəˈproʊprieɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misappropriate
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsəˈproʊprieɪt//
 
he / she / it misappropriates
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprieɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsəˈproʊprieɪts//
 
past simple misappropriated
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsəˈproʊprieɪtɪd//
 
past participle misappropriated
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsəˈproʊprieɪtɪd//
 
-ing form misappropriating
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprieɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsəˈproʊprieɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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misappropriate something (formal) to take somebody else’s money or property for yourself, especially when they have trusted you to take care of it synonym embezzle He is accused of misappropriating money from the company’s pension fund. compare appropriate
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