Meaning of “embezzle” in the English Dictionary

"embezzle" in British English

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embezzleverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɪmˈbez.əl/ us /ɪmˈbez.əl/

to secretly take money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for:

She embezzled thousands of dollars from the charity.
embezzlement
noun [ U ] uk /ɪmˈbez.əl.mənt/ us /ɪmˈbez.əl.mənt/

They were arrested for embezzlement of company funds.
embezzler
noun [ C ] uk /ɪmˈbez.lər/ us /ɪmˈbez.lɚ/

(Definition of “embezzle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"embezzle" in American English

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embezzleverb [ T ]

us /ɪmˈbez·əl/

to secretly and illegally take money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for

embezzlement
noun [ U ] us /ɪmˈbez·əl·mənt/

They were arrested for the embezzlement of company funds.

(Definition of “embezzle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"embezzle" in Business English

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embezzleverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɪmˈbezl/ us LAW

to steal money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization or business you work for:

While employed as business banking manager of the bank, he embezzled £300,000.
embezzle sth from sb He allegedly went on a gambling spree with money embezzled from his employer.
embezzlement
noun [ U ]

An estate agent is under investigation for the alleged embezzlement of client funds.

(Definition of “embezzle” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)