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misappropriate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprieɪt/ formal FINANCE, ACCOUNTING
to steal something that you have been asked to take care of, and use it for yourself: The court found that he had misappropriated €50,000 intended for investment on behalf of a customer.misappropriate funds/money/property She lied to investors and misappropriated taxpayer funds.
Translations of “misappropriate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 挪用, 盜用, 侵吞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 挪用, 盗用, 侵吞…
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