- Word Combinations (verb), Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||embezzled, embezzles, embezzling
||to take by fraud for one's own use (money or property entrusted to one's care).
The director of the charity had been embezzling funds intended for children's hospitals.
- defalcate, misappropriate, peculate
- similar words:
- filch, misapply, pilfer, steal, swindle
||embezzlement (n.), embezzler (n.)