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.

Usage Examples:

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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