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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.misappropriated - taken for your own use in violation of a trustmisappropriated - taken for your own use in violation of a trust; "the banker absconded with embezzled funds"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
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