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

Definition of misappropriate in English:


[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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with misappropriate

appropriate, expropriate, impropriate
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