Definition of misappropriate in English:


Syllabification: mis·ap·pro·pri·ate
Pronunciation: /ˌmisəˈprōprēˌāt


[with object]
  • (Of a person) dishonestly or unfairly take (something, especially money, belonging to another) for one’s own use: department officials had misappropriated funds
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    • After the high increase in council tax and an exceptional increase in essential services costs in rural areas, to give £1m or even £0.5m of our taxes to this project is misappropriating our money.
    • It was essentially a sort of collaboration across both things and I completely reject the view that I was misappropriating money.
    • He talked about the Government misappropriating money, which is theft.

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