When you tell the police that your friend Bob helped you rob a store, this is an example of when you incriminate Bob.
transitive verb-·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
- to charge with a crime; accuse
- to involve in, or make appear guilty of, a crime or fault
Origin of incriminatefrom Medieval Latin incriminatus, past participle of incriminare: see in- and criminate
transitive verbin·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 of incriminateLate Latin incrīmināre incrīmināt-Latin in- causative pref. ; see in- 2. Latin crīmen crīmin- crime ; see crime .
(third-person singular simple present incriminates, present participle incriminating, simple past and past participle incriminated)
- From Latin incriminatum, past participle of incriminare.
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