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peculate

pec·u·late

peculate

 
pronunciation:
pek y leIt
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: peculated, peculates, peculating
definition: to steal for one's own use (money or property with which one has been entrusted); embezzle.
similar words:
appropriate, embezzle, misappropriate, purloin
derivations: peculation (n.), peculator (n.)