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synonyms for theft

  • break in
  • burglary
  • crime
  • embezzlement
  • extortion
  • fraud
  • heist
  • holdup
  • larceny
  • looting
  • mugging
  • piracy
  • robbery
  • shoplifting
  • thievery
  • vandalism
  • annexation
  • appropriation
  • caper
  • cheating
  • deprivation
  • grab
  • hustle
  • job
  • lift
  • peculation
  • pilferage
  • pillage
  • pinch
  • plunder
  • racket
  • rapacity
  • ripoff
  • score
  • snatch
  • snitch
  • steal
  • stickup
  • swindle
  • thieving
  • touch
  • defrauding
  • pilfering
  • purloining
  • robbing
  • swindling
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antonyms for theft

MOST RELEVANT
  • bestowal
  • gift
  • giving
  • offering
  • return
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How to use theft in a sentence

Ellis informed investigators that the alleged theft made his uncle Norman and his “boys” desire to “get up on” Montgomery.
‘SWEETIE PIE’S’ MURDER-FOR-HIRE POSSIBLY CAUSED AFTER $200K STOLEN FROM ROBBIE MONTGOMERY’S HOMEHOPE WRIGHTSEPTEMBER 11, 2020ESSENCE.COM
The horse theft set into motion a series of events that would lead to Bill Gates being ridiculously accused of wanting to implant millions of unwitting Americans with a microchip containing the mark of the beast in 2020.
THE AMERICAN FRINGES GO MAINSTREAMNICK FOURIEZOSSEPTEMBER 6, 2020OZY
For instance, people arrested for shoplifting — charged formally with retail theft — now face misdemeanor charges unless they’re accused of stealing at least $1,000 of goods.
AS TRUMP CALLS FOR LAW AND ORDER, CAN CHICAGO’S TOP PROSECUTOR BEAT THE CHARGE THAT SHE’S SOFT ON CRIME?BY MICK DUMKESEPTEMBER 4, 2020PROPUBLICA
In 2017 a jury finds Huawei guilty of “misappropriation” of trade secrets but says the theft wasn’t directed by Huawei.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF US-CHINA ESPIONAGE ENTANGLEMENTSKONSTANTIN KAKAESSEPTEMBER 3, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The group is responsible for keeping tabs on and reporting to leadership all manner of corporate risks, everything from protests and geopolitical crises to insider threats and trade secret theft.
AFTER PUBLIC OUTCRY, AMAZON DELETES LISTINGS FOR 2 INTELLIGENCE JOBS THAT INVOLVED TRACKING ‘LABOR ORGANIZING THREATS’RHHACKETTFORTUNESEPTEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
Officials had investigated internally, and in his defense Vacchi said officials had instituted changes to prevent future thefts.
MORNING REPORT: THE RISE OF PRIVATE, NON-SCHOOL SCHOOLING OPTIONSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOAUGUST 6, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
We’re confident the operational changes we’ve made to largely eliminate cash handling at Parks & Recreation facilities have significantly reduced the potential for theft like this to occur going forward.
CITY OFFICIAL MANAGING CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ABRUPTLY LEFT LAST MONTHLISA HALVERSTADTAUGUST 5, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Yet it is liable for ordinary negligence in protecting passengers from loss by theft.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
It was there that she suffered the loss by theft of her valuable diamonds, through Charles Crochard, her real lover.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Adultery is an evil only inasmuch as it is a theft; but we do not steal that which is given to us.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
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WORDS RELATED TO THEFT

  • appropriation
  • kidnapping
  • rape
  • seizure
  • theft
  • burglary
  • crime
  • desecration
  • desolation
  • despoiling
  • laying waste
  • marauding
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • rapine
  • ravaging
  • robbery
  • sacking
  • spoliation
  • stealing
  • theft
  • wasting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.