Etymology
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incriminate (v.)

"charge with a crime, accuse," 1730, a back-formation from incrimination (q.v.) or else from Medieval Latin incriminatus, past participle of incriminare "to incriminate, accuse." Related: Incriminated; incriminating.

updated on August 15, 2022

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Definitions of incriminate from WordNet

incriminate (v.)
suggest that someone is guilty;
Synonyms: imply / inculpate
incriminate (v.)
bring an accusation against; level a charge against;
Synonyms: accuse / impeach / criminate
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