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misappropriate

mis·ap·pro·pri·ate

misappropriate

 
pronunciation:
mIs pro pri eIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: misappropriated, misappropriates, misappropriating
definition: to take or use (money or other resources) dishonestly or illegally; use for a purpose other than what was intended.
synonyms:
defalcate, embezzle, peculate
similar words:
abuse, appropriate, defraud, misdirect, mismanage, misuse, mulct, pocket, steal, swindle
derivation: misappropriation (n.)