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"misappropriate" in British English

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misappropriateverb [T]

uk   /ˌmɪs.əˈprəʊ.pri.eɪt/  us   /-ˈproʊ-/ formal
to ​steal something that you have been ​trusted to take ​care of and use it for ​your own good: He is ​accused of misappropriating $30,000 to ​pay off ​gamblingdebts.
misappropriation
noun [U] uk   /ˌmɪs.əˌprəʊ.priˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌproʊ-/
He was ​charged with ​embezzlement and misappropriation ofunionfunds.
(Definition of misappropriate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misappropriate" in American English

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misappropriateverb [T]

 us   /ˌmɪs·əˈproʊ·priˌeɪt/
to ​steal something that you have been ​trusted to ​manage and use it for ​your own ​benefit: He misappropriated $30,000 to ​pay for ​personaltravel.
(Definition of misappropriate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"misappropriate" in Business English

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misappropriateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌmɪsəˈprəʊprieɪt/ formal FINANCE, ACCOUNTING
to ​steal something that you have been ​asked to take ​care of, and use it for yourself: The ​courtfound that he had misappropriated €50,000 intended for ​investment on behalf of a ​customer.misappropriate funds/money/property She lied to ​investors and misappropriated ​taxpayerfunds.
(Definition of misappropriate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “misappropriate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 挪用, 盗用, 侵吞…
in Chinese (Traditional) 挪用, 盜用, 侵吞…
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