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misappropriate

[ mis-uh-proh-pree-eyt ]
/ 藢m瑟s 蓹藞pro蕣 pri藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), mis路ap路pro路pri路at路ed, mis路ap路pro路pri路at路ing.
to put to a wrong use.
to apply wrongfully or dishonestly, as funds entrusted to one's care.
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Origin of misappropriate

First recorded in 1855鈥60; mis-1 + appropriate

OTHER WORDS FROM misappropriate

mis路ap路pro路pri路a路tion [mis-uh-proh-pree-ey-shuhn] /藢m瑟s 蓹藢pro蕣 pri藞e瑟 蕛蓹n/ noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misappropriate

misappropriate
/ (藢m瑟s蓹藞pr蓹蕣pr瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to appropriate for a wrong or dishonest use; embezzle or steal

Derived forms of misappropriate

misappropriation, noun
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