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Meaning of misappropriate

mis•ap•pro•pri•ate

Pronunciation: (mis"u-prō'prē-āt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to put to a wrong use.
  2. to apply wrongfully or dishonestly, as funds entrusted to one's care.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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