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incriminate

in·crim·i·nate

incriminate

 
pronunciation:
In krI m neIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: incriminated, incriminates, incriminating
definition 1: to indicate the possible involvement of (someone) in a criminal or immoral act; implicate.
The criminal was careful not to leave behind any evidence that would incriminate him in the murder.She did not want to say anything that might incriminate her son.
antonyms:
exculpate, exonerate
similar words:
implicate, involve
definition 2: to claim or testify as to the involvement of (someone) in such an act.
His lawyer advised him to incriminate his partner in the crime in order to get a lesser sentence for himself.
similar words:
accuse, implicate
derivations: incriminatory (adj.), incrimination (n.), incriminator (n.)
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