Incriminate definition

ĭn-krĭmə-nāt
To accuse of a crime or other wrongful act.
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To charge with a crime; accuse.
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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.

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To reveal someone’s involvement in criminal acts.
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To accuse or bring criminal charges against.

The newpapers are all incriminating me unjustly in this fiasco!

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To indicate the guilt of.

We have all sorts of evidence which incriminates you.

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To involve in, or make appear guilty of, a crime or fault.
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To cause to appear guilty of a crime or fault; implicate.

Testimony that incriminated the defendant.

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Origin of incriminate

  • Late Latin incrīmināre incrīmināt- Latin in- causative pref. in–2 Latin crīmen crīmin- crime crime

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin incriminatum, past participle of incriminare.

    From Wiktionary