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inculpate

[ in-kuhl-peyt, in-kuhl-peyt ]

verb (used with object)

, in·cul·pat·ed, in·cul·pat·ing.
  1. to charge with fault; blame; accuse.

    Antonyms: exonerate

  2. to involve in a charge; incriminate.

    Antonyms: exonerate



inculpate

/ ˈɪnkʌlˌpeɪt; -trɪ; ɪnˈkʌlpətərɪ; ɪnˈkʌlpətɪv; ɪnˈkʌlpeɪt /

verb

  1. tr to incriminate; cause blame to be imputed to


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Derived Forms

  • inculpative, adjective
  • ˌinculˈpation, noun
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Other Words From

  • incul·pation noun
  • in·cul·pa·to·ry [in-, kuhl, -p, uh, -tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of inculpate1

First recorded in 1790–1800; from Late Latin inculpātus, past participle of inculpāre “to blame,” equivalent to Latin in- “in” + culp(a) “fault” + -ātus past participle suffix; in- 2, -ate 1; culpable
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Word History and Origins

Origin of inculpate1

C18: from Late Latin inculpāre, from Latin culpāre to blame, from culpa fault, blame
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Example Sentences

I have observed that my letter might inculpate me in the eyes of persons unacquainted with the particulars of what had passed.

Sextus, unwilling to inculpate Vitellia, maintains an obstinate silence, and Titus finally ratifies the sentence of death.

He had never been examined at Westwood's trial—and the law does not compel a man to inculpate himself.

I have heard that this man, Bakewell, chooses voluntarily not to inculpate my son.

Moreover, he allowed Victor Durnovo to further inculpate himself.

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