- The definition of incriminate is to make someone seem guilty or to implicate someone in wrongdoing.
When you tell the police that your friend Bob helped you rob a store, this is an example of when you incriminate Bob.
incriminate definition by Webster's New World
incriminate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb in·crim·i·nat·ed, in·crim·i·nat·ing, in·crim·i·nates
- To accuse of a crime or other wrongful act.
- To cause to appear guilty of a crime or fault; implicate: testimony that incriminated the defendant.
Origin: Late Latin incrīmināre, incrīmināt- : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin crīmen, crīmin-, crime; see crime.
- in·crimˌi·naˈtion noun
- in·crimˈi·na·toˌry adjective
incriminate - Legal Definition