Misappropriate



[mis-uh-proh-pree-eyt] /ˌmɪs əˈproʊ priˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), misappropriated, misappropriating.
1.
to put to a wrong use.
2.
to apply wrongfully or dishonestly, as funds entrusted to one’s care.
/ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to appropriate for a wrong or dishonest use; embezzle or steal
v.

1803, from mis- (1) + appropriate (v.). Related: Misappropriated; misappropriating.

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