divert to one's own use

divert to one's own use
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  • divert — [[t]daɪvɜ͟ː(r)t, AM dɪ [/t]] diverts, diverting, diverted 1) V ERG To divert vehicles or travellers means to make them follow a different route or go to a different destination than they originally intended. You can also say that someone or… …   English dictionary

  • embezzle — em·bez·zle /im be zəl/ vt em·bez·zled, em·bez·zling [Anglo French embeseiller to make away with, from en , prefix stressing completion + beseller to snatch, misappropriate, from Old French, to destroy]: to convert (property entrusted to one s… …   Law dictionary

  • convert — convert1 convertive, adj. v. /keuhn verrt /; n. /kon verrt/, v.t. 1. to change (something) into a different form or properties; transmute; transform. 2. to cause to adopt a different religion, political doctrine, opinion, etc.: to convert the… …   Universalium

  • convert — verb (t) /kənˈvɜt / (say kuhn vert) 1. to change into something of different form or properties; transmute; transform. 2. Chemistry to cause (a substance) to undergo a chemical change: to convert sugar into alcohol. 3. to cause to adopt a… …  

  • co-opt — verb 1》 appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2》 divert to a role different from the usual or original one.     ↘adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. Derivatives co optation noun co… …   English new terms dictionary

  • co-opt — ► VERB 1) appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2) divert to a role different from the usual or original one. 3) adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES co optation noun co… …   English terms dictionary

  • co-optation — co opt ► VERB 1) appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2) divert to a role different from the usual or original one. 3) adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES co optation noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • co-option — co opt ► VERB 1) appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2) divert to a role different from the usual or original one. 3) adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES co optation noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • co-optive — co opt ► VERB 1) appoint to membership of a committee or other body by invitation of the existing members. 2) divert to a role different from the usual or original one. 3) adopt (an idea or policy) for one s own use. DERIVATIVES co optation noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • defalcate — de·fal·cate /di fal ˌkāt, fȯl , dē ; de fəl ˌkāt/ vi cat·ed, cat·ing: to commit defalcation compare embezzle de·fal·ca·tor / ˌkā tər/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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