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verb as in use wrongly; steal

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The charges “stem from a SLED investigation into misappropriated settlement funds in the death of Gloria Satterfield” the statement read.

From Time

As Haitian nationals saw poverty, violence and corruption increase, billions in stolen or misappropriated aid funds fueled a legendary industry of disaster capitalism.

The company argued that the new systems cannot be misappropriated easily by government action—and emphasized repeatedly that opting out was as easy as turning off iCloud backup.

“No, I did not,” answered Johnson, one of five clients from whom Avenatti allegedly misappropriated funds.

The investigation also found no one misappropriated any funds “for personal gain,” according to the excerpt.

Those who collect taxes without being duly authorized by Government, or misappropriate public funds.

A dihydroxyl derivative of one of the latter is in use under the somewhat misappropriate name of “alizarin black.”

How is it to be known whether the parents misappropriate the fund of a child, or favour one more than another?

I asked her if it would not be very easy for him to misappropriate a scudo now and then.

Am I willing to be a thief and misappropriate their physical, mental and moral heritage?


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to misappropriate, such as: embezzle, misspend, misuse, plunder, swindle, and abuse.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.