Appropriate and Misappropriate


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Appropriate verb – To take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right.
Usage example: archaeologists once freely appropriated artifacts excavated at ancient African sites for their museums in Europe

Misappropriate is a synonym for appropriate in steal topic. In some cases you can use "Misappropriate" instead a verb "Appropriate".
Nearby Words: appropriation, appropriately, appropriateness, appropriated
Synonyms for Appropriate


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Misappropriate verb – To take (something) without right and with an intent to keep.
Usage example: a financial manager misappropriating funds from her clients' accounts

Appropriate is a synonym for misappropriate in steal topic. You can use "Appropriate" instead the word "Misappropriate" as a verb or an adjective.
Nearby Words: misappropriation, misappropriating
Synonyms for Misappropriate
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