English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'pilfer'

(verb) 
Definition
to steal (minor items) in small quantities
Staff were pilfering cash from the bar.
Synonyms
steal
Anybody could walk in here and steal stuff.
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take
The burglars took just about anything they could carry.
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lift (informal)
a cartoonish device lifted from a Laurel and Hardy sequence
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nick (slang, mainly British)
We used to nick biscuits from the kitchen.
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appropriate
What do they think about your appropriating their music and culture?
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trouser (slang)
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pinch (informal)
pickpockets who pinched his wallet
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cabbage (British, slang)
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swipe (slang)
People kept trying to swipe my copy of the New York Times.
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knock off (slang)
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embezzle
The director embezzled $34 million in company funds.
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blag (slang)
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walk off with
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snitch (slang)
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purloin
He was caught purloining books from the library.
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filch
I filched some notes from his wallet.
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snaffle (British, informal)
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thieve
These people can't help thieving.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of appropriate
Definition
to take for one's own use without permission
What do they think about your appropriating their music and culture?
Synonyms
nick (slang, British),
trouser (slang),
pinch (informal),
swipe (slang),
lift (informal),
knock off (slang),
heist (US, slang),
blag (slang),
snitch (slang),
peculate (literary)
in the sense of embezzle
Definition
to steal (money) that belongs to the company or organization that one works for
The director embezzled $34 million in company funds.
Synonyms
rob,
nick (slang, British),
trouser (slang),
pinch (informal),
rip off (slang),
knock off (slang),
siphon off,
purloin (formal),
help yourself to,
defalcate,
in the sense of filch
Definition
to steal in small amounts
I filched some notes from his wallet.
Synonyms
pinch (informal),
lift (informal),
nick (slang, British),
trouser (slang),
rip off (slang),
cabbage (British, slang),
swipe (slang),
knock off (slang),
crib (informal),
half-inch (old-fashioned, slang),
walk off with,
purloin (formal),
snaffle (British, informal)

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