Antonyms for embezzle

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I don't say it was proved on the other hand that he did embezzle that sum.

Guzman, however, managed to embezzle a couple of partridges and some quails.

I cannot believe that that man will ever embezzle money again.

"Embezzle for him $70,000 worth of securities," thought the examiner.

In return they were always trying to beg or embezzle the treasure of the king at Susa.

To appropriate another man's design was no more nor less than to embezzle his money or steal his goods.

Embezzle a large sum of money under singularly distressing circumstances!

The president, Wingfield, attempted to embezzle the public stores, and escape to the West Indies.

It is base to filch a purse—daring to embezzle a million,—but it is immeasurably great to steal a diadem.

If servants get not their meat honestly and decently, they will neglect their master's business, or embezzle his goods.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Anglo-French embesiler "to steal, cause to disappear" (c.1300), from Old French em- (see en- (1)) + besillier "torment, destroy, gouge," of unknown origin. Sense of "to dispose of fraudulently" is first recorded 1580s. Related: Embezzled; embezzling.

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