[in-krim-uh-neyt] /ɪnˈkrɪm əˌneɪt/

verb (used with object), incriminated, incriminating.
to accuse of or present proof of a or fault:
He incriminated both men to the grand jury.
to involve in an accusation; cause to be or appear to be guilty; implicate:
His testimony incriminated his friend. He feared incriminating himself if he answered.
to charge with responsibility for all or part of an undesirable situation, harmful effect, etc.:
to incriminate cigarettes as a cause of lung cancer.
verb (transitive)
to imply or suggest the guilt or error of (someone)
to charge with a crime or fault

1730, back-formation from incrimination or else from Medieval Latin incriminatus, past participle of incriminare “to incriminate,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + criminare “to accuse of a crime,” from crimen (genitive criminis) “crime” (see crime). Related: Incriminated; incriminating.


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