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Oneself and the others

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(v) to set aside as somebody's or something's share; to take or use for oneself. Origin: L ad-, to + proprius, one's own => 'to make one's own' After a great fight with his elder brother, the young boy finally regained the two chocolates that were appropriated to him and that had been snatched away by the older boy. She appropriated a large portion of her salary to her own use and contributed only a little part to the family fund. The clerk was suspended on the charges of misappropriation of funds.