What is another word for purloin?

454 synonyms found


[ pˈɜːlɔ͡ɪn], [ pˈɜːlɔ‍ɪn], [ p_ˈɜː_l_ɔɪ_n]

The word "purloin" has several synonyms that can be used in different contexts. The most popular synonyms for "purloin" are "steal," "pilfer," "snatch," "lift," and "swipe." These words all express the act of taking something that doesn't belong to you without permission or consent. "Steal" and "pilfer" are commonly used in legal contexts, while "snatch," "lift," and "swipe" are more commonly used in everyday conversation. Other synonyms for "purloin" include "plunder," "filch," "appropriate," and "thieve." The choice of synonym depends on the context in which the word is being used, but all these synonyms carry the same meaning of taking something improperly.

Synonyms for Purloin:

How to use "Purloin" in context?

There is no one definitive explanation for the word "purloin." Some believe the word derived from the Old French verb "pulverler," meaning to pulverize. Others believe it may come from the Old Norse verb "purra," meaning to snatch or steal suddenly. Regardless of its origin, the word has been used in English since the 12th century.

The verb "purloin" typically means to take something that is not one's own without consent or justification.

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