- to put to a wrong use.
- to apply wrongfully or dishonestly, as funds entrusted to one's care.
Origin of misappropriate
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Examples from the Web for misappropriate
It is unconscionable that Khalid should misappropriate Party funds.The Book of Khalid
He was still firm in his refusal to misappropriate those heirlooms.Zuleika Dobson
In one case, an absolutely different title, a misappropriate title, was substituted.Martin Eden
I asked her if it would not be very easy for him to misappropriate a scudo now and then.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6
Augustus J. C. Hare
Am I willing to be a thief and misappropriate their physical, mental and moral heritage?Facts And Fictions Of Life
Helen H. Gardener
- (tr) to appropriate for a wrong or dishonest use; embezzle or steal
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Word Origin and History for misappropriate
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