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criminate

[ krim-uh-neyt ]
/ 藞kr瑟m 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), crim路i路nat路ed, crim路i路nat路ing.
to charge with a crime.
to censure (something) as criminal; condemn.
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Origin of criminate

First recorded in 1635鈥45; from Latin cr墨min膩tus, past participle of cr墨min膩r墨 鈥渢o accuse鈥; see origin at crime, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM criminate

crim路i路na路tion, nouncrim路i路na路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for criminate

criminate
/ (藞kr瑟m瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb (tr) rare
to charge with a crime; accuse
to condemn or censure (an action, event, etc)
short for incriminate

Derived forms of criminate

crimination, nouncriminative or criminatory (藞kr瑟m瑟n蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟), adjectivecriminator, noun

Word Origin for criminate

C17: from Latin cr墨min膩r墨 to accuse
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