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synonyms for purloin

  • embezzle
  • filch
  • misappropriate
  • pilfer
  • appropriate
  • burglarize
  • cheat
  • defraud
  • heist
  • lift
  • pillage
  • pinch
  • plunder
  • poach
  • shoplift
  • snitch
  • swindle
  • take
  • thieve
  • make off with
  • rip off
See also synonyms for: purloined / purloiner / purloining

antonyms for purloin

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  • give
  • keep
  • offer
  • receive
  • refuse
  • reject
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How to use purloin in a sentence

When the news broke, in 2020, that Disney-owned Hulu was making a miniseries about Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee and the purloined sex tape that shook the world, it came as a bit of a surprise.
HULU'S ABYSMAL PAM & TOMMY IS AT ITS WORST WHEN PAYING LIP SERVICE TO FEMINISMJUDY BERMANJANUARY 26, 2022TIME
Of course nothing could have been easier than for him to purloin the photographs; but what reason would he have for doing so?
THE SILVER BUTTERFLYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
He took advantage of his position to purloin my money, and then turned me over to the county jailer.
CAPTURING A LOCOMOTIVEWILLIAM PITTENGER
She is induced by Iago to purloin a certain handkerchief given by Othello to Desdemona.
CHARACTER SKETCHES OF ROMANCE, FICTION AND THE DRAMA, VOL 1THE REV. E. COBHAM BREWER, LL.D.
She will usually attempt to purloin some trinket or other and be caught again.
DANGER! A TRUE HISTORY OF A GREAT CITY'S WILES AND TEMPTATIONSWILLIAM HOWE
From her sleep alone she could purloin the few minutes that she dedicated to her pen and her Gabriella.
THE WANDERER (VOLUME 3 OF 5)FANNY BURNEY
The laborers manage to purloin small quantities, which they sell to contraband dealers in the larger towns.
OVERLAND THROUGH ASIA; PICTURES OF SIBERIAN, CHINESE, AND TARTAR LIFETHOMAS WALLACE KNOX
The lady referred to took it upon herself to purloin the flower she wanted.
IN A STEAMER CHAIR AND OTHER STORIESROBERT BARR
If it were haunted by Clithero, he must occasionally pass its limits and beg or purloin victuals.
EDGAR HUNTLEYCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
Jack seemed proud of his ability to purloin the badly needed stock of petrol.
AIR SERVICE BOYS FLYING FOR VICTORYCHARLES AMORY BEACH
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WORDS RELATED TO PURLOIN

  • abstract
  • appropriate
  • defalcate
  • filch
  • forge
  • loot
  • misapply
  • misappropriate
  • misuse
  • peculate
  • pilfer
  • purloin
  • put hand in cookie jar
  • put hand in till
  • skim
  • thieve
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.