verb (used without object), re·crim·i·nat·ed, re·crim·i·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), re·crim·i·nat·ed, re·crim·i·nat·ing.
Origin of recriminate
Examples from the Web for recriminate
You know, my dear, the room he had given me to recriminate upon him in twenty instances.Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
They were beginning to recriminate, when it was thought best to finish the interview.
The son of the author of the "Night Thoughts" was not old enough, when they were written, to recriminate or to be a father.Lives of the Poets: Gay, Thomson, Young, and Others|Samuel Johnson
The lady soothed him and fell into thought, and did not recriminate.A Group of Noble Dames|Thomas Hardy
They first began to fret and pine, then to murmur, and finally to recriminate.Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories|William Carleton
British Dictionary definitions for recriminate
Word Origin for recriminate
Word Origin and History for recriminate
"return one accusation with another," c.1600, from Medieval Latin recriminatus, past participle of recriminari "to make charges against," from Latin re- "back, again" (see re-) + criminari "to accuse," from crimen (genitive criminis) "a charge" (see crime). Related: Recriminated; recriminating.