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1469, from Patrono:Xno[[Category:Patrono:Xno derivations|Embezzle]] embesiler (to steal, cause to disappear) (1305), from Old French besillier (torment, destroy, gouge), of unknown origin.[1]

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Infinitive
to Embezzle

Third person singular
Embezzles

Simple past
embezzled

Past participle
embezzled

Present participle
embezzling

to Embezzle (third-person singular simple present Embezzles, present participle embezzling, simple past and past participle embezzled)
  1. (law, business) To steal or misappropriate money that one has been trusted with, especially to steal money from one's employer.
    • 1903, H.G. Wells, Twelve Stories and a Dream
      You waste your education in burglary. You should do one of two things. Either you should forge or you should embezzle. For my own part, I embezzle.
    • 1861, George Eliot, Silas Marner
      You let Dunsey have it, sir? And how long have you been so thick with Dunsey that you must collogue with him to embezzle my money?

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  1. Patrono:R:Online Etymology Dictionary

el:embezzle fr:embezzle io:embezzle kn:embezzle fi:embezzle ta:embezzle te:embezzle vi:embezzle zh:embezzle

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