- to accuse of a crime or crimes
- to give proof of the guilt of; incriminate
- to condemn; censure
Origin of criminate; from Classical Latin criminatus, past participle of criminari ; from crimen: see crime
transitive verbcrim·i·nat·ed, crim·i·nat·ing, crim·i·nates
Origin of criminateLatin cr&imacron;minar&imacron;, cr&imacron;minat-, to accuse, from cr&imacron;men, cr&imacron;min-, accusation; see crime.
- crim′i·na′tive, crim′i·na·to′ry
(third-person singular simple present criminates, present participle criminating, simple past and past participle criminated)