Recriminate Definition

recriminated, recriminates, recriminating
To answer an accuser by accusing that person in return; reply with a countercharge.
Webster's New World
To accuse in return.
American Heritage
To counter one accusation with another.
American Heritage

Origin of Recriminate

  • Medieval Latin recrīminārī recrīmināt- Latin re- re- Latin crīmināre to accuse (from crīmen crīmin- accusation, crime krei- in Indo-European roots)

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

  • From Latin recriminatum, past participle of recriminare.

    From Wiktionary

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