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incriminate

Definition of incriminate

Etymology

    From Latin incriminatum, past participle of incriminare.

Verb

to incriminate (third-person singular simple present incriminates, present participle incriminating, simple past and past participle incriminated)

  1. (transitive) To accuse or bring criminal charges against.

    The newpapers are all incriminating me unjustly in this fiasco!

  2. (transitive) To indicate the guilt of.

    We have all sorts of evidence which incriminate you.

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