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[ US /mɪsəˈpɹoʊpɹiˌeɪt/ ]
  1. 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
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How To Use misappropriate In A Sentence

  • Going after these gains would help, but those ‘smart enough’ to have misappropriated company funds are also likely to have made recovery difficult.
  • This coincided with the dismissal of the Vice-Chancellor, his deputy, and the bursar, who had misappropriated University funds.
  • He and three other investors later sued claiming that their funds had been misappropriated.
  • If the original entity has ceased to exist or it exists but it has been written off the corrupted and misappropriated funds as losses, the distraint shall be handed over to the national treasure.
  • He said the two men were former government employees who had misappropriated funds, but who now represented themselves as opposition figures.
  • He claimed the finance manager had misappropriated company funds.
  • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds
  • June 30th, 2009 2: 42 pm ET he should resign, not because of the affair, but because he misappropriate state funds for his travels. so what if he offered to pay it back – he still used it. violating your marriage vows is your own business, violating the public trust = grounds for resignation/impeachment/prosecution. he's finished anyway and should do something (finally) for his family. dark days CNN Poll: Americans think Sanford should resign
  • I took no money for personal use and have not misappropriated any funds whatsoever.
  • While this may be true in regards to later traditions (i.e. the apocrypha, pseudepigrapha) it misappropriates the reality of the literary style of the Gospel of Mark (at the very least) as well as others. Mistaken Memories
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