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Meaning of MISAPPROPRIATE

Pronunciation:  `misu'prowpree`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"
 

MISAPPROPRIATE is a 14 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: defalcate, embezzle, malversate, peculate
 
 See Also: steal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mis`ap*pro"pri*ate\, v. t.
To appropriate wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abuse, befoul, convert, debase, defalcate, defile, desecrate, divert, embezzle, expropriate, filch, foul, maladminister, misapply, misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, misuse, peculate, pervert, pilfer, pocket, pollute, profane, prostitute, steal, violate
 

 

 

 

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