Synonyms for misappropriate

Synonyms for (verb) misappropriate

Synonyms: embezzle, malversate, defalcate, peculate, misappropriate

Definition: appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

Usage: The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

Similar words: steal

Definition: take without the owner's consent

Usage: Someone stole my wallet on the train; This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation

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