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Incriminate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INCRIM'INATE, v.t. [L. in and criminor, to accuse. See Crime.]
To accuse; to charge with a crime or fault.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: suggest that someone is guilty [syn: incriminate, imply, inculpate]
2: bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse" [syn: accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Late Latin incriminatus, past participle of incriminare, from Latin in- + crimin-, crimen crime Date: circa 1736 to charge with or show evidence or proof of involvement in a crime or fault incrimination noun incriminatory adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 tend to prove the guilt of (incriminating evidence). 2 involve in an accusation. 3 charge with a crime. Derivatives: incrimination n. incriminatory adj. Etymology: LL incriminare (as IN-(2), L crimen offence)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incriminate In*crim"i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incriminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Incriminating.] [LL. incriminatus, p. p. of incriminare; in- in + criminare, criminari, to accuse one of a crime. See Criminate.] To accuse; to charge with a crime or fault; to criminate.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(incriminates, incriminating, incriminated) If something incriminates you, it suggests that you are responsible for something bad, especially a crime. He claimed that the drugs had been planted to incriminate him... They are afraid of incriminating themselves and say no more than is necessary. VERB: V n, V pron-refl incriminating Police had reportedly searched his flat and found incriminating evidence. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Accuse, impeach, charge, inculpate, blame, criminate. 2. Criminate, involve in guilt, make out guilty.

Moby Thesaurus

accuse, arraign, assail, attack, blame, censure, charge, criminate, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, entangle, finger, impeach, implicate, impugn, inculpate, indict, involve, tax



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