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Dictionary Definition

incriminate

Verb

1 suggest that someone is guilty [syn: imply, inculpate]
2 bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "He charged the man with spousal abuse" [syn: accuse, impeach, criminate]

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English

Etymology

Verb

  1. To accuse or bring criminal charges against.
    The newpapers are all incriminating me unjustly in this fiasco!
  2. To indicate the guilt of.
    We have all sorts of evidence which incriminate you.

Translations

To accuse or bring criminal charges against
  • Finnish: syyttää
  • German: beschuldigen
  • Portuguese: incriminar
To indicate the guilt of

Italian

Verb

incriminate
  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, incriminare#Italian|incriminare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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