verb. ['mɪsəˈproʊpriːˌeɪt'] appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use.
1. Verb, base form Therefore, they should not misappropriate how they use these materials and should not use them for personal gain. 2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present Scammers misappropriate the funds of customers, and financial institutions lose their reputation as a result.