misappropriate(redirected from misappropriating)
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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.
(tr) to appropriate for a wrong or dishonest use; embezzle or steal
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.
Past participle: misappropriated
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|Verb||1.||misappropriate - 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"