verb (used with object), in·cul·pat·ed, in·cul·pat·ing.
Origin of inculpate
Examples from the Web for inculpate
He had never been examined at Westwood's trial—and the law does not compel a man to inculpate himself.A Life Sentence|Adeline Sergeant
He had heard that whenever a woman was to blame for a disappointment, the best way to avoid a scene was to inculpate oneself.Zuleika Dobson|Max Beerbohm
And so, as they had the power and wish to inculpate him, this expedient of an inquiry and trial seemed unnecessary.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
I have observed that my letter might inculpate me in the eyes of persons unacquainted with the particulars of what had passed.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
But I have already said I am not here to excuse myself or inculpate others.The Talisman|Sir Walter Scott
Word Origin for inculpate
1799, "to accuse, bring charges against," from Medieval Latin inculpatus, past participle of inculpare "to reproach, blame, censure," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + culpare "to blame," from culpa "fault." But inculpable (late 15c.) means "not culpable, free from blame," from Latin in- "not" (see in- (1)) + culpare.