What does incriminate mean?

Definitions for incriminateɪnˈkrɪm əˌneɪt

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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

  2. Origin: [LL. incriminatus, p. p. of incriminare; in- in + criminare, criminari, to accuse one of a crime. See Criminate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incriminate

    in-krim′in-āt, v.t. to charge with a crime or fault, to criminate: to characterise as criminal or as accessory to crime.—adj. Incrim′inātory.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incriminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incriminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mamadou Gnenema Coulibaly:

    Some think we are looking to incriminate Gbagbo. If they are pro-Gbagbo, they'll act in bad faith, others think we are looking for proof of their own involvement in the crimes and they try to block things.

  2. President John Coates:

    We are left with an act that excuses individuals from answering questions or giving information if the answer or the information might tend to incriminate them, when it comes to investigating most of the nine anti-doping rule violations which are not based on the presence of a prohibited substance in an athlete's sample, ASADA has been largely left with its hands tied behind its back.

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