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Synonyms for steal

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Wiktionary1.0 / 2 votes

  1. stealnoun

    earn, give back

  2. stealnoun

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

    give back, earn

  3. stealnoun

    To get or effect surreptitiously or artfully.

    At this price, this car is a steal.


    give back, earn

  4. stealnoun

    To copy copyright-protected work without permission.

    earn, give back

  5. stealverb

    To acquire at a low price.

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

    give back, earn

  6. stealnoun

    Scoring in an end without the hammer.

    earn, give back

  7. stealverb

    To move silently or secretly.

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

    earn, give back

  8. stealverb

    earn, give back

  9. stealverb

    give back, earn

  10. stealverb

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. stealverb

    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 The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. steal

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

    rob, plunder, ravage, maraud, back, pillage

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 4 votes

  1. bargain, buy, stealnoun

    an advantageous purchase

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

    deal, bargain, buy

  2. stealverb

    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. stealverb

    take without the owner's consent

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


  4. steal, slipverb

    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. stealverb

    steal a base


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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fabadjective

    used informally while trying to explain a theft which you were a victim of although the stolen stuff is not relevant

    i don't know how they always get to fab my sweets even from a safe

    Submitted by fullmoonprofessor on February 7, 2022  
  2. gleep

    filch, from old movies

    Submitted by anonymous on March 1, 2020  
  3. trouser

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stealverb

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

  2. stealverb

    allure, win, gain, draw over

  3. stealverb

    pilfer, purloin, thieve, practise theft

  4. stealverb

    pass stealthily, go unperceived

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "steal":

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

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How to use steal in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Kimberly Guilfoyle:

    Look at all of us out here, God-loving, freedom-loving, liberty-loving patriots, that will not let them steal this election, we will not allow the liberals and the Democrats to steal our dream or steal our elections.

  4. Lyon County Sheriff Al McNeil:

    I've had public safety concerns over the years because there is no fencing to keep them on the property, they break into my citizens' homes and steal keys and steal cars. My community is at its wits end right now.

  5. Mike Rushford:

    Now they're out hurting people, we let them out when they steal a car, and now they steal a car and they kill the driver.

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