- choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having complicity.
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Examples from the Web for complicit
After all, doing so would make them complicit in irrationality, which is against their religion.In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan
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At the age of sixteen these bad guys chase you, often under the amused and complicit watch of policemen.Living Black & Gay in the ’50s
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Even the five who the Nazis turned on, however, were complicit with the regime in some fashion.Top Nazis And Their Complicated Relationship With Artists
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But my silence was not only wrong; I am complicit on some level in nurturing the “rape culture” that we see today in our country.What Trait Do Bill Cosby’s Defenders Share?
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But through all of those years, I was complicit in pushing the myth.I Pushed the Lance Armstrong Lie: An Open Letter to Greg LeMond
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The United States could have accepted the permanent division of Europe, and been complicit in the oppression of others.
- involved with others in reprehensible or illegal activity
C20: back formation from complicity
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