indict


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in·dict

 (ĭn-dīt′)
tr.v. in·dict·ed, in·dict·ing, in·dicts
1. Law To charge (a party) by indictment.
2. To accuse of wrongdoing or criticize severely: "[He] managed to indict the country's smug, liberal establishment whose lip service throttled the struggle for civil rights" (Bob Spitz).

[Alteration of Middle English enditen, to accuse, write a document; see indite.]

in′dict·ee′ (ĭn′dī-tē′) n.
in·dict′er, in·dict′or n.

indict

(ɪnˈdaɪt)
vb
(Law) (tr) criminal law to charge (a person) with crime, esp formally in writing; accuse
[C14: alteration of enditen to indite]
ˌindictˈee n
inˈdicter, inˈdictor n
Usage: See at indite

in•dict

(ɪnˈdaɪt)

v.t.
1. to charge with a crime.
2. to accuse of wrongdoing.
[1620–30; variant sp. (< Medieval Latin) of indite]
in•dict•ee′, n.
in•dict′er, in•dict′or, n.

indict


Past participle: indicted
Gerund: indicting

Imperative
indict
indict
Present
I indict
you indict
he/she/it indicts
we indict
you indict
they indict
Preterite
I indicted
you indicted
he/she/it indicted
we indicted
you indicted
they indicted
Present Continuous
I am indicting
you are indicting
he/she/it is indicting
we are indicting
you are indicting
they are indicting
Present Perfect
I have indicted
you have indicted
he/she/it has indicted
we have indicted
you have indicted
they have indicted
Past Continuous
I was indicting
you were indicting
he/she/it was indicting
we were indicting
you were indicting
they were indicting
Past Perfect
I had indicted
you had indicted
he/she/it had indicted
we had indicted
you had indicted
they had indicted
Future
I will indict
you will indict
he/she/it will indict
we will indict
you will indict
they will indict
Future Perfect
I will have indicted
you will have indicted
he/she/it will have indicted
we will have indicted
you will have indicted
they will have indicted
Future Continuous
I will be indicting
you will be indicting
he/she/it will be indicting
we will be indicting
you will be indicting
they will be indicting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been indicting
you have been indicting
he/she/it has been indicting
we have been indicting
you have been indicting
they have been indicting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been indicting
you will have been indicting
he/she/it will have been indicting
we will have been indicting
you will have been indicting
they will have been indicting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been indicting
you had been indicting
he/she/it had been indicting
we had been indicting
you had been indicting
they had been indicting
Conditional
I would indict
you would indict
he/she/it would indict
we would indict
you would indict
they would indict
Past Conditional
I would have indicted
you would have indicted
he/she/it would have indicted
we would have indicted
you would have indicted
they would have indicted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.indict - accuse formally of a crime
accuse, charge - blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference"

indict

verb charge, accuse, prosecute, summon, impeach, arraign, serve with a summons He was later indicted on corruption charges.

indict

verb
To make an accusation against:
Translations

indict

[ɪnˈdaɪt] VT
1. (esp US) (= charge) → acusar
to indict sb for murderacusar a algn de homicidio

indict

[ɪnˈdaɪt] vt (LAW)inculper
to be indicted on a criminal charge → être inculpé(e) pour un crime
to be indicted for murder → être inculpé(e) pour meurtre

indict

vt (= charge)anklagen, beschuldigen (→ on a charge of sth einer Sache gen), → unter Anklage stellen; (US Jur) → Anklage erheben gegen (→ for wegen +gen); to indict somebody as a murdererjdn unter Mordanklage stellen, jdn des Mordes anklagen

indict

[ɪnˈdaɪt] vt (Law) to indict sb forincriminare qn per
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We'll indict the blackguards for felony, and get 'em shipped off to penal settlements.
The prosecution office decided not to indict him in February 2010.
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