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indict

in·dict

indict

 
pronunciation:
ihn daIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: indicted, indicting, indicts
definition 1: to bring a formal charge against, as by the findings of a grand jury.
People were shocked when the respected senator was indicted by the grand jury on charges of murder.There was not enough evidence to indict the woman of the crime, so the police investigation continued.
antonyms:
acquit
similar words:
arraign, charge, denounce, inculpate, tax
definition 2: to accuse of or charge with poor conduct or wrongdoing.
In his scathing article, the journalist indicts the police in connection with recent beatings and even killings.The report on plummeting test scores primarily indicted the teachers.
synonyms:
charge
antonyms:
acquit
similar words:
accuse, arraign, denounce, impute, incriminate, inculpate, tax
derivations: indictable (adj.), indicter (indictor) (n.)
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