recriminate


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Related to recriminate: surreptitious, uxorious, recriminatory, repudiate

re·crim·i·nate

 (rĭ-krĭm′ə-nāt′)
v. re·crim·i·nat·ed, re·crim·i·nat·ing, re·crim·i·nates
v.tr.
To accuse in return.
v.intr.
To counter one accusation with another.

[Medieval Latin recrīminārī, recrīmināt- : Latin re-, re- + Latin crīmināre, to accuse (from crīmen, crīmin-, accusation, crime; see krei- in Indo-European roots).]

re·crim′i·na′tive, re·crim′i·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
re·crim′i·na′tor n.

recriminate

(rɪˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt)
vb
(intr) to return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations
[C17: from Medieval Latin recrīmināre, from Latin crīminārī to accuse, from crīmen an accusation; see crime]
reˈcriminative, reˈcriminatory adj
reˈcrimiˌnator n

re•crim•i•nate

(rɪˈkrɪm əˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.i.
1. to bring a countercharge against an accuser.
v.t.
2. to accuse in return.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin recrīminātus, past participle of recrīminārī= Latin re- re- + crīminārī to denounce, accuse, v. derivative of crīmen accusation, blame (see crime); see -ate1]
re•crim`i•na′tion, n.
re•crim′i•na`tive, re•crim′i•na•to`ry (-nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
re•crim′i•na`tor, n.

recriminate


Past participle: recriminated
Gerund: recriminating

Imperative
recriminate
recriminate
Present
I recriminate
you recriminate
he/she/it recriminates
we recriminate
you recriminate
they recriminate
Preterite
I recriminated
you recriminated
he/she/it recriminated
we recriminated
you recriminated
they recriminated
Present Continuous
I am recriminating
you are recriminating
he/she/it is recriminating
we are recriminating
you are recriminating
they are recriminating
Present Perfect
I have recriminated
you have recriminated
he/she/it has recriminated
we have recriminated
you have recriminated
they have recriminated
Past Continuous
I was recriminating
you were recriminating
he/she/it was recriminating
we were recriminating
you were recriminating
they were recriminating
Past Perfect
I had recriminated
you had recriminated
he/she/it had recriminated
we had recriminated
you had recriminated
they had recriminated
Future
I will recriminate
you will recriminate
he/she/it will recriminate
we will recriminate
you will recriminate
they will recriminate
Future Perfect
I will have recriminated
you will have recriminated
he/she/it will have recriminated
we will have recriminated
you will have recriminated
they will have recriminated
Future Continuous
I will be recriminating
you will be recriminating
he/she/it will be recriminating
we will be recriminating
you will be recriminating
they will be recriminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been recriminating
you have been recriminating
he/she/it has been recriminating
we have been recriminating
you have been recriminating
they have been recriminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recriminating
you will have been recriminating
he/she/it will have been recriminating
we will have been recriminating
you will have been recriminating
they will have been recriminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recriminating
you had been recriminating
he/she/it had been recriminating
we had been recriminating
you had been recriminating
they had been recriminating
Conditional
I would recriminate
you would recriminate
he/she/it would recriminate
we would recriminate
you would recriminate
they would recriminate
Past Conditional
I would have recriminated
you would have recriminated
he/she/it would have recriminated
we would have recriminated
you would have recriminated
they would have recriminated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recriminate - return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return
accuse, criminate, incriminate, impeach - bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"
Translations

recriminate

[rɪˈkrɪmɪneɪt] VIrecriminar

recriminate

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