Embezzle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbezl|  American pronunciation of the word embezzle
Brit.  |ɪmˈbɛz(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word embezzle

verb

- appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use(syn: defalcate, malversate, misappropriate, peculate)

The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

Examples

He was caught embezzling money from his clients.

He was convicted of embezzling.

Two managers were charged with embezzling $400,000.

The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: embezzle
he/she/it: embezzles
present participle: embezzling
past tense: embezzled
past participle: embezzled
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