Definitions for incriminateɪnˈkrɪm əˌneɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•crim•i•nateɪnˈkrɪm əˌneɪt(v.t.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.

  1. to accuse of or indicate involvement in a crime or fault:

    The testimony of the defendant incriminated many others.

    Category: Law

Origin of incriminate:

1720–30; < LL incrīminātus, ptp. of incrīmināre to accuse. See in -2, criminate

in•crim•i•na•to•ry-nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incriminate, imply, inculpate(verb)

    suggest that someone is guilty

  2. accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate(verb)

    bring an accusation against; level a charge against

    "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"


  1. incriminate(Verb)

    To accuse or bring criminal charges against.

    The newpapers are all incriminating me unjustly in this fiasco!

  2. incriminate(Verb)

    To indicate the guilt of.

    We have all sorts of evidence which incriminates you.

  3. Origin: * From incriminatum, past participle of incriminare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incriminate(verb)

    to accuse; to charge with a crime or fault; to criminate

Translations for incriminate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of evidence) to show the involvement of (someone) in a crime etc.

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