Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb misappropriate

1 sense of misappropriate

Sense 1
embezzle, defalcate, peculate, misappropriate, malversate -- (appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family")
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Antonyms of adj misappropriated

1 sense of misappropriated

Sense 1
embezzled, misappropriated -- (taken for your own use in violation of a trust; "the banker absconded with embezzled funds")

INDIRECT (VIA illegal) -> legal -- (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)

Similarity of adj misappropriated

1 sense of misappropriated

Sense 1
embezzled, misappropriated -- (taken for your own use in violation of a trust; "the banker absconded with embezzled funds")
       => illegal (vs. legal) -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")

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