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em·bez·zle

 (ĕm-bĕz′əl)
tr.v. em·bez·zled, em·bez·zling, em·bez·zles
To take (money one has been entrusted with) for personal use.

[Middle English embesilen, from Anglo-Norman enbesiler : Old French en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + Old French besillier, to ravage.]

em·bez′zle·ment n.
em·bez′zler n.

embezzle

(ɪmˈbɛzəl)
vb
to convert (money or property entrusted to one) fraudulently to one's own use
[C15: from Anglo-French embeseiller to destroy, from Old French beseiller to make away with, of uncertain origin]
emˈbezzlement n
emˈbezzler n

em•bez•zle

(ɛmˈbɛz əl)

v.t. -zled, -zling.
to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as money entrusted to one's care.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French embeseiller to destroy, make away with =em- em-1 + beseiller, Old French: to destroy]
em•bez′zle•ment, n.
em•bez′zler, n.

embezzle

- Originally, it simply meant "steal."
See also related terms for steal.

embezzle


Past participle: embezzled
Gerund: embezzling

Imperative
embezzle
embezzle
Present
I embezzle
you embezzle
he/she/it embezzles
we embezzle
you embezzle
they embezzle
Preterite
I embezzled
you embezzled
he/she/it embezzled
we embezzled
you embezzled
they embezzled
Present Continuous
I am embezzling
you are embezzling
he/she/it is embezzling
we are embezzling
you are embezzling
they are embezzling
Present Perfect
I have embezzled
you have embezzled
he/she/it has embezzled
we have embezzled
you have embezzled
they have embezzled
Past Continuous
I was embezzling
you were embezzling
he/she/it was embezzling
we were embezzling
you were embezzling
they were embezzling
Past Perfect
I had embezzled
you had embezzled
he/she/it had embezzled
we had embezzled
you had embezzled
they had embezzled
Future
I will embezzle
you will embezzle
he/she/it will embezzle
we will embezzle
you will embezzle
they will embezzle
Future Perfect
I will have embezzled
you will have embezzled
he/she/it will have embezzled
we will have embezzled
you will have embezzled
they will have embezzled
Future Continuous
I will be embezzling
you will be embezzling
he/she/it will be embezzling
we will be embezzling
you will be embezzling
they will be embezzling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embezzling
you have been embezzling
he/she/it has been embezzling
we have been embezzling
you have been embezzling
they have been embezzling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embezzling
you will have been embezzling
he/she/it will have been embezzling
we will have been embezzling
you will have been embezzling
they will have been embezzling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embezzling
you had been embezzling
he/she/it had been embezzling
we had been embezzling
you had been embezzling
they had been embezzling
Conditional
I would embezzle
you would embezzle
he/she/it would embezzle
we would embezzle
you would embezzle
they would embezzle
Past Conditional
I would have embezzled
you would have embezzled
he/she/it would have embezzled
we would have embezzled
you would have embezzled
they would have embezzled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embezzle - appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own useembezzle - appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family"
fiddle - commit fraud and steal from one's employer; "We found out that she had been fiddling for years"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

embezzle

verb misappropriate, steal, appropriate, rob, pocket, nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), trouser (slang), pinch (informal), rip off (slang), knock off (slang), siphon off, pilfer, purloin, filch, help yourself to, thieve, defalcate (Law), peculate The director embezzled $34 million in company funds.
Translations
يَخْتَلِس
begå underslæbmisbruge betroede midler
elsikkasztsikkaszt
draga sér fé
pasisavinimaspasisavinti
piesavināties
spreneveriť
aşırmakzimmetine geçirmek

embezzle

[ɪmˈbezl] VT [+ funds, money] → malversar, desfalcar

embezzle

[ɪmˈbɛzəl] vt [+ money] → détourner
to embezzle sth from sb → détourner qch de qn

embezzle

vtunterschlagen, veruntreuen (→ from +dat)

embezzle

[ɪmˈbɛzl] vtappropriarsi indebitamente di

embezzle

(imˈbezl) verb
to take dishonestly (money that has been entrusted to oneself). As the firm's accountant, he embezzled $20,000 in two years.
emˈbezzlement noun
emˈbezzler noun