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embezzle

em·bez·zle

embezzle

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm be zl
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: embezzled, embezzles, embezzling
definition: 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.
synonyms:
defalcate, misappropriate, peculate
similar words:
filch, misapply, pilfer, steal, swindle
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derivations: embezzlement (n.), embezzler (n.)
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