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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
References in classic literature ?
Another ill effect of the exclusion would be the temptation to sordid views, to peculation, and, in some instances, to usurpation.
when he was impeached for peculation, as were a great number of other honest gentlemen of those days; and Walpole Crawley was, as need scarcely be said, son of John Churchill Crawley, named after the celebrated military commander of the reign of Queen Anne.
I find it impossible not to expect some depth of soul behind a deep grey eye with a long dark eyelash, in spite of an experience which has shown me that they may go along with deceit, peculation, and stupidity.
Scipio, charged with peculation, refuses to do himself so great a disgrace as to wait for justification, though he had the scroll of his accounts in his hands, but tears it to pieces before the tribunes.
This is how and why it is that the French system of administration, the purest and best on the globe has rendered robbery, as his Excellency has just told you, next to impossible, and as for peculation, it is a myth.
That's why s peculations quickly turned towards Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram , who was scheduled to hold a live concert in Amman on Thursday 18 August, 2016, but cancelled it at the last minute.
He urged the State Income Committee to prevent such peculations by imposing taxes on speculative gains.