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Etymology Edit

mis- +‎ appropriate

Pronunciation Edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmɪs.əˈpɹəʊ.pɹɪ.eɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɪs.əˈpɹoʊ.pɹi.eɪt/

Verb Edit

misappropriate (third-person singular simple present misappropriates, present participle misappropriating, simple 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.

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