misappropriate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˌmɪsəˈprəʊpriˌeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theymisappropriate
he/she/itmisappropriates
present participlemisappropriating
past tensemisappropriated
past participlemisappropriated
  1. to take for yourself money that you are responsible for but that does not belong to you

derived word

misappropriation

 

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/ˌmɪsəˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]