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arraign

ar·raign

arraign

 
 
pronunciation:
reIn
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: arraigned, arraigning, arraigns
definition 1: to bring before a court of law to respond to a charge or indictment.
The suspect was arraigned last week on charges of attempted murder.
antonyms:
acquit
similar words:
accuse, call, charge, incriminate, inculpate, indict, prosecute, summon
definition 2: to accuse or severely criticize.
synonyms:
accuse, blame, censure, charge, indict, score, tax, upbraid
antonyms:
praise
similar words:
criticize, fault, rebuke, reprehend, reproach, take to task
derivations: arraigner (n.), arraignment (n.)
Word Parts
The word arraign contains the following part:
ar- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ar- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "r," such as "rang." See ad-.