Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb peculate

1 sense of peculate

Sense 1
embezzle, defalcate, peculate, misappropriate, malversate -- (appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use; "The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family")
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

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