Definition of misappropriate:
snitch, loot, pinch, pilfer, burgle, filch, malversate, pocket, embezzle, appropriate, mishandle, mug, walk off with, rip off, defalcate, swipe, abuse, purloin, misuse, snatch, help yourself to something, treat well, nip, nick, lift, plunder, steal, hook, pervert, thieve, boost, run away with, peculate, rob, abuse, misapply, heist.
But the Vicar's view of that seat of learning as a stepping- stone to Orders alone was quite a family tradition; and so rooted was the idea in his mind that perseverance began to appear to the sensitive son akin to an intent to misappropriate a trust, and wrong the pious heads of the household, who had been and were, as his father had hinted, compelled to exercise much thrift to carry out this uniform plan of education for the three young men.- "Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman", Thomas Hardy.
- "The Outcaste", F. E. Penny.
The same may be said of the United States, with a difference, however: there, politicians are allowed to misappropriate funds and to plunder tax- payers; in Mexico and South America the Catholics, somehow or other, permit themselves to be persecuted by the Masonic politicians.- "The Friars in the Philippines", Ambrose Coleman.