Misappropriate vs Pilfer - What's the difference?

misappropriate | pilfer |


As verbs the difference between misappropriate and pilfer

is that misappropriate is to use something wrongly, or illegally while pilfer is to steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practise petty theft.

misappropriate

English

Verb

(misappropriat)
  • To use something wrongly, or illegally
  • To embezzle
  • Synonyms

    (use wrongly) * misuse (embezzle) * defalcate * embezzle * peculate

    pilfer

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practise petty theft.
  • Derived terms

    * pilferage * pilferer