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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To appropriate wrongly: misappropriating the theories of social science.
  • transitive v. To appropriate dishonestly for one's own use; embezzle.
  • transitive v. To use illegally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To use something wrongly, or illegally
  • v. To embezzle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To appropriate wrongly; to use for a wrong purpose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To appropriate wrongly; put to a wrong use: as, to misappropriate funds intrusted to one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use


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  • Nowhere does the Act say that journalists may "misappropriate" trade secrets for personal or company gain.


  • He said it was never Karp's intention to "misappropriate" the graffiti.

    Toronto Sun

  • The largest US news agency, Associated Press, says that it is backing its threat to act against illegal use of its content online through a new system to track how its news stories, pictures and videos are used by websites and enforce its terms of use. no longer stand by and watch websites "misappropriate" its stories, intends to create a news registry that will tag and track all its content online to ensure compliance with its terms of use.

    Media news, UK and world media comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • "misappropriate" the system developed by the companies.

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  • The cable says he used the position "to extort cash and property, misappropriate public funds, facilitate human trafficking, and obstruct the investigation and prosecution of corrupt colleagues."

    Ecuador expels U.S. ambassador in WikiLeaks flap

  • Federal prosecutors allege that Mr. Farkas oversaw a scheme whereby Taylor Bean, of Ocala, Fla., conspired to misappropriate more than $1 billion from its own mortgage-lending financing unit, the U.S. government and Colonial Bank of Montgomery, Ala.

    Taylor Bean Chairman's Fraud Case Heads to Jury

  • Some publishers regard reining in websites that misappropriate their material as central to their long-term health, and the AP has taken on a big role in the effort to license that content and police unauthorized use.

    AP's Curley to Retire

  • The dragon is not a natively evil symbol that some cultures or stories misappropriate as a symbol of good.

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  • It just comes off as disrespectful to her forebears on her part to so blatantly ignore the general accepted vampire mythology just to misappropriate them for her own clumsily written novels.

    'New Moon': A Hater's Guide | EW.com

  • Evidence was presented at the trial to show that Mr. Liu conspired with at least four current and former employees of Dow Chemical's facilities in Plaquemine and Stade, Germany, to misappropriate information on the company's Tyrin chlorinated polyethylene production.

    Former Dow Chemical Scientist Gets Five Years in Prison


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