V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to use or take entrusted money for personal gain
Synonyms: steal, misuse, misappropriate
Antonyms: recompense, reimburse
Tips: Embezzlement is the related noun, referring to the white collar crime of fraudulently diverting entrusted money.
Their plan to embezzle money from the company was unsuccessful. (steal, misappropriate)
The case against the former securities company employees accuses them of embezzling large sums of money. (stealing, misappropriating)
Disorganization and underestimation of the data-entry operator led to the quiet employee's successful large-scale embezzlement of funds. (stealing, misappropriation) noun
He was not willing to embezzle funds from his own company. (steal, misuse)
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