criminate

[krim-uh-neyt]
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verb (used with object), crim·i·nat·ed, crim·i·nat·ing.
  1. to charge with a crime.
  2. to incriminate.
  3. to censure (something) as criminal; condemn.

Origin of criminate

1635–45; < Latin crīminātus past participle of crīminārī to accuse. See crime, -ate1
Related formscrim·i·na·tion, nouncrim·i·na·tor, noun
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Related Words for criminate

incriminate, blame, inculpate, accuse, recriminate

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British Dictionary definitions for criminate

criminate

verb (tr) rare
  1. to charge with a crime; accuse
  2. to condemn or censure (an action, event, etc)
  3. short for incriminate
Derived Formscrimination, nouncriminative or criminatory (ˈkrɪmɪnətərɪ, -trɪ), adjectivecriminator, noun

Word Origin for criminate

C17: from Latin crīminārī to accuse
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