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pec·u·late

 (pĕk′yə-lāt′)
tr. & intr.v. pec·u·lat·ed, pec·u·lat·ing, pec·u·lates
To embezzle (funds) or engage in embezzlement.

[Latin pecūlārī, pecūlāt-, from pecūlium, private property; see peku- in Indo-European roots.]

pec′u·la′tion n.
pec′u·la′tor n.

peculate

(ˈpɛkjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Law) to appropriate or embezzle (public money)
[C18: from Latin pecūlārī, from pecūlium private property (originally, cattle); see peculiar]
ˌpecuˈlation n
ˈpecuˌlator n

pec•u•late

(ˈpɛk yəˌleɪt)

v.t., v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to steal or take dishonestly (money, esp. public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle.
[1740–50; v. use of peculate embezzlement (now obsolete) < Latin pecūlātus, derivative of pecūlā(rī) to embezzle]
pec`u•la′tion, n.

peculate


Past participle: peculated
Gerund: peculating

Imperative
peculate
peculate
Present
I peculate
you peculate
he/she/it peculates
we peculate
you peculate
they peculate
Preterite
I peculated
you peculated
he/she/it peculated
we peculated
you peculated
they peculated
Present Continuous
I am peculating
you are peculating
he/she/it is peculating
we are peculating
you are peculating
they are peculating
Present Perfect
I have peculated
you have peculated
he/she/it has peculated
we have peculated
you have peculated
they have peculated
Past Continuous
I was peculating
you were peculating
he/she/it was peculating
we were peculating
you were peculating
they were peculating
Past Perfect
I had peculated
you had peculated
he/she/it had peculated
we had peculated
you had peculated
they had peculated
Future
I will peculate
you will peculate
he/she/it will peculate
we will peculate
you will peculate
they will peculate
Future Perfect
I will have peculated
you will have peculated
he/she/it will have peculated
we will have peculated
you will have peculated
they will have peculated
Future Continuous
I will be peculating
you will be peculating
he/she/it will be peculating
we will be peculating
you will be peculating
they will be peculating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been peculating
you have been peculating
he/she/it has been peculating
we have been peculating
you have been peculating
they have been peculating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been peculating
you will have been peculating
he/she/it will have been peculating
we will have been peculating
you will have been peculating
they will have been peculating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been peculating
you had been peculating
he/she/it had been peculating
we had been peculating
you had been peculating
they had been peculating
Conditional
I would peculate
you would peculate
he/she/it would peculate
we would peculate
you would peculate
they would peculate
Past Conditional
I would have peculated
you would have peculated
he/she/it would have peculated
we would have peculated
you would have peculated
they would have peculated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.peculate - appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own usepeculate - 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"
Translations

peculate

[ˈpekjʊleɪt] VIdesfalcar

peculate

(geh)
vt money, funds etcveruntreuen, unterschlagen
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