misappropriate

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmɪs.əˈpɹəʊ.pɹɪ.eɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɪs.əˈpɹoʊ.pɹi.eɪt/

Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ appropriate

Verb[edit]

misappropriate (third-person singular simple present misappropriates, present participle misappropriating, simple past and past participle misappropriated)

  1. (transitive) To take something for wrong or illegal purposes.
  2. (transitive) To embezzle.
    The accountant was found to have misappropriated funds over a period of three years.

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