misappropriate
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˌmɪs.əˈpɹəʊ.pɹɪ.eɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌmɪs.əˈpɹoʊ.pɹi.eɪt/
Verb

misappropriate (misappropriates, present participle misappropriating; past and past participle misappropriated)

  1. (transitive) To take something for wrong or illegal purposes.
  2. (transitive) To embezzle.
    The accountant was found to have misappropriated funds over a period of three years.
Synonyms


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