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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /əmˈbɛzəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛzəl

Verb

Infinitive
to Embezzle

Third person singular
embezzl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to Embezzle (third-person singular simple present embezzl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  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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References

  1. Template: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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