misappropriate


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mis·ap·pro·pri·ate

 (mĭs′ə-prō′prē-āt′)
tr.v. mis·ap·pro·pri·at·ed, mis·ap·pro·pri·at·ing, mis·ap·pro·pri·ates
1. To appropriate wrongly: misappropriating the theories of social science.
2. To appropriate dishonestly for one's own use; embezzle.

mis′ap·pro′pri·a′tion n.

misappropriate

(ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt)
vb
(tr) to appropriate for a wrong or dishonest use; embezzle or steal
ˌmisapˈpropriˈation n

mis•ap•pro•pri•ate

(ˌmɪs əˈproʊ priˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to put to a wrong use.
2. to apply wrongfully or dishonestly, as funds entrusted to one's care.
[1855–60]
mis`ap•pro`pri•a′tion, n.

misappropriate


Past participle: misappropriated
Gerund: misappropriating

Imperative
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Present
I misappropriate
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Preterite
I misappropriated
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Present Continuous
I am misappropriating
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Present Perfect
I have misappropriated
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Past Continuous
I was misappropriating
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Past Perfect
I had misappropriated
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Future
I will misappropriate
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Future Perfect
I will have misappropriated
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Future Continuous
I will be misappropriating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misappropriating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misappropriating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misappropriating
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Conditional
I would misappropriate
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Past Conditional
I would have misappropriated
you would have misappropriated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misappropriate - appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own usemisappropriate - appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"
fiddle - commit fraud and steal from one's employer; "We found out that she had been fiddling for years"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

misappropriate

verb steal, embezzle, pocket, misuse, knock off (slang), swindle, misspend, trouser (slang), misapply, defalcate (Law) I have not misappropriated any funds whatsoever.

misappropriate

verb
To use wrongly and improperly:
Translations
sprzeniewierzyćzdefraudować

misappropriate

[ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprɪeɪt] VTmalversar, desfalcar

misappropriate

[mɪsəˈprəʊprieɪt] vt [+ money] → détourner

misappropriate

vtentwenden; moneyveruntreuen

misappropriate

[ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt] vtappropriarsi indebitamente di
References in classic literature ?
But the Vicar's view of that seat of learning as a stepping-stone to Orders alone was quite a family tradition; and so rooted was the idea in his mind that perseverance began to appear to the sensitive son akin to an intent to misappropriate a trust, and wrong the pious heads of the household, who had been and were, as his father had hinted, compelled to exercise much thrift to carry out his uniform plan of education for the three young men.
In one case, an absolutely different title, a misappropriate title, was substituted.
Gupta, clearly conspired together to misappropriate important natural resources.
ISLAMABAD -- Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday directed National Highway Authority (NHA) to ensure recovery of misappropriate amount of Rs 51.