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Synonyms for steal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bargain, buy, steal(noun)

    an advantageous purchase

    "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"

    deal, bargain, buy

  2. steal(verb)

    a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

    buy, bargain

  3. steal(verb)

    take without the owner's consent

    "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"


  4. steal, slip(verb)

    move stealthily

    "The ship slipped away in the darkness"

    splay, drop away, fall away, slip one's mind, dislocate, slue, mistake, slip, skid, err, slide, drop off, slew, luxate, sneak

  5. steal(verb)

    steal a base



  1. steal(noun)

    give back, earn

  2. steal(noun)

    To illegally, or without the owner's permission, take possession of something by surreptitiously taking or carrying it away.

    give back, earn

  3. steal(noun)

    To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.

    At this price, this car is a steal.


    give back, earn

  4. steal(noun)

    To copy copyright-protected work without permission.

    earn, give back

  5. steal(noun)

    To acquire at a low price.

    He stole the car for two thousand less than its book value.

    give back, earn

  6. steal(noun)

    To draw attention unexpectedly in (an entertainment), especially by being the outstanding performer. Usually used in the phrase steal the show.

    give back, earn

  7. steal(verb)

    To move silently or secretly.

    He stole across the room, trying not to wake her.

    earn, give back

  8. steal(verb)

    earn, give back

  9. steal(verb)

    give back, earn

  10. steal(verb)

    pinch, confiscate, flog, half-inch, rob, jack, nick, lift, convert, thieve, pocket, knock off

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. steal(v)

    The central idea of withdrawing makes abstract in common speech a euphemism for appropriate (unlawfully), purloin, steal. In mental processes we discriminate between objects by distinguishing their differences; we separate some one element from all that does not necessarily belong to it, abstract it, and view it alone. We may separate two ideas, and hold both in mind in comparison or contrast; but when we abstract one of them, we drop the other out of thought. The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted when the attention is divided among different subjects, so that it can not be given properly to any. The trouble with the distracted person is that he is not abstracted. Compare DISCERN.

    abstract, appropriate, detach, discriminate, distinguish, distract, divert, eliminate, purloin, remove, separate, take away, withdraw

    add, combine, complete, conjoin, fill up, increase, restore, strengthen, unite

    The purse may be abstracted from the pocket; the substance from the accidents; a book into a compend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. steal

    filch, pilfer, purloin, swindle, take by theft, peculate, embezzle, smuggle

    rob, plunder, ravage, maraud, back, pillage

Editors Contribution

  1. gleep

    filch, from old movies

    Submitted by anonymous on March 1, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. steal(v. a.)

    purloin, pilfer, filch, CABBAGE, poach, peculate, embezzle, ROB, make off with, come unlawfully by

  2. steal(v. a.)

    allure, win, gain, draw over

  3. steal(v. n.)

    pilfer, purloin, thieve, practise theft

  4. steal(v. n.)

    pass stealthily, go unperceived

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. steal(v)

    pilfer, filch, peculate, purloin, poach, abstract, rob, defraud, pirate, plunder, crib, pillage, rapine loot, thieve, embezzle, peculate, plagiarize, insinuate, creep furtively, go stealthily, sneak, slink, skulk, ratten

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fly, stealing, stolen, rob, flying, stole, steai, flies, vole

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How to use steal in a sentence?

  1. Mohammad Awad:

    It's impossible to have peace between us because the main conflict between us is on a piece of land which they took by force, so how can I let a person steal my land, live in it and enjoy it, and live with him in peace?

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Believe me, men never stare at women, its they who steal our attention - Ramana Pemmaraju

  3. Theodore Roosevelt:

    A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

  4. Pat Cipollone:

    They're not here to steal one election, they're here to steal two elections.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    Look at how interesting and how pointed was the timing of this. Trump planned it for the morning after the debate, he’s always been able to steal the thunder of whatever story’s coming out of the debate.

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