verb (used with object), em·bez·zled, em·bez·zling.
- ember days,
- ember goose,
- ember week,
Origin of embezzle
Examples from the Web for embezzle
In fact, according to the 2011 Marquet Report on Embezzlement, women are more likely to embezzle than men.Most Notorious ‘Pink-Collar’ Criminal to Be Sentenced for $53 Million Theft|Kelly Pope|February 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The village is poor, but the local party secretary managed to embezzle at least $700,000-$800,000.
I assigned him a certain operation, and, having brought it to success, he endeavoured to embezzle—did embezzle—the proceeds.The Red Triangle|Arthur Morrison
It is base to filch a purse—daring to embezzle a million,—but it is immeasurably great to steal a diadem.Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy|Friedrich Schiller
I don't say it was proved on the other hand that he did embezzle that sum.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
He will steal or embezzle rather than have the world look on while "his" wife ekes out the family income.The Living Present|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
I cannot believe that that man will ever embezzle money again.Selections from Previous Works|Samuel Butler
Word Origin for embezzle
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.