Theft Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Theft

Something pilfered
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The wrongful taking of something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure.
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Act or practice of robbing
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The wrongful, fraudulent or corrupt use of other's funds in one's care.
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An instance of swindling.
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The action of theft.
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(Law, US) Under the Model Penal Code, entering a building or occupied structure with purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Model Penal Code § 221.1.
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(Uncountable) The action of stealing goods from a shop; the action of the verb shoplift.
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(Uncountable) The action of the verb to steal.
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The act by which somebody is swindled.
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The quality of being rapacious; voracity.
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The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.
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(Nautical) Robbery at sea, a violation of international law; taking a ship away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.
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Pillage is the act of taking or stealing something by force.
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The act by which something is pilfered; a petty theft.
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The act of plundering; pillage; robbery
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The breaking open and robbing of safes
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(Law, business) The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner.
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Deprivation is defined as the state of having something withheld from the enjoyment or possession of someone.
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The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
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The taking of control or possession of property, especially the government’s taking of private property for a public purpose.
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A soft, warm, lightweight, usually synthetic fabric with a deep pile, used primarily for clothing and blankets.
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The definition of a grab is a sudden snatch, or something that is suddenly or quickly taken.
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(Chem.) The amount of liquid retained or delayed during fractional distillation and certain types of solvent extractions
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(Naut.) A part of a sail which can be folded or rolled up and made fast to reduce the area exposed to the wind, as during a storm
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An assault upon a person especially with the intent to rob.
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(Slang) holdup
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Larceny is defined as the theft of personal property.
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The definition of a steal is a great bargain or the act of taking goods that don't belong to you.
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The act or practice of stealing or an instance of this; theft
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Something, such as a film or story, that is clearly imitative of or based on something else.
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Of, pertaining to, or similar to pirates
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(Slang) An illegal plot or enterprise, especially one involving theft.
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In criminal and tort law, the intentional deprivation of another of the benefit and use of his property, without his authorization or lawful justification, by possessing or disposing of the property as if it were one’s own or by an act (such as damaging or destroying it) that interferes with or is inconsistent with the owner’s right to sue and possess the property.
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The theft or misuse of funds, generally refers to improper use of money by government official or private trustee.
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The act of one who filches; theft.
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The definition of heist is slang for a robbery or burglary.
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Embezzle-ment, especially when done by a public official.
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Plagiarism is the act of copying or stealing someone else's words or ideas and passing them off as your own work.
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To go away hastily and secretly; run away and hide, esp. in order to escape the law
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Pilfer is defined as to steal a small item.
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To reproduce or otherwise use (the words, ideas, or other work of another) as one's own or without attribution.
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(Intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
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Racket is defined as a loud noisy sound, or an act of illegally obtaining money.
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Relating to plagiarism.
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Antonyms for Theft

A return ticket.
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Words Related to Theft

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(Uncountable) The practice or habit of committing crimes.
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Plural form of crime
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Synonym Study

  • Burglary in legal use implies a breaking into a house with intent to commit theft or other felony and is often restricted to such an act accomplished at night
  • Robbery is frequently used in the same general sense as theft , but in its strict legal sense implies the felonious taking of another's property from that person or in his or her immediate presence by the use of violence or intimidation
  • Theft is the general term and larceny the legal term for the unlawful or felonious taking away of another's property without his or her consent and with the intention of depriving the person of it
Find another word for theft. In this page you can discover 59 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for theft, like: pilferage, extortion, robbery, misappropriation, swindle, housebreaking, thieving, burglary, shoplifting, break-in and stealing.