As verbs the difference between embezzle and misappropriate
is that embezzle
is (legal|business) to steal or misappropriate money that one has been trusted with, especially to steal money from one's employer while misappropriate
is to use something wrongly, or illegally.
(legal, business) To steal or misappropriate money that one has been trusted with, especially to steal money from the organisation for which one works.
* 1903, , Twelve Stories and a Dream
- You waste your education in burglary. You should do one of two things. Either you should forge or you should embezzle'. For my own part, I ' embezzle .
- You let Dunsey have it, sir? And how long have you been so thick with Dunsey that you must collogue with him to embezzle my money?
To use something wrongly, or illegally