misappropriate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˌmɪs.əˈprəʊ.prɪ.eɪt/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˌmɪs.əˈproʊ.pri.eɪt/

Verb[change]

Plain form
misappropriate

Third-person singular
misappropriates

Past tense
misappropriated

Past participle
misappropriated

Present participle
misappropriating

  1. (transitive) If you misappropriate something, you take it dishonestly for illegal purposes.
    The accountant was found to have misappropriated funds over a period of three years.