complicit


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com·plic·it

 (kəm-plĭs′ĭt)
adj.
Associated with or participating in a questionable act or a crime; having complicity: "Presidential handlers and a complicit press corps managed to suppress public awareness" (Andrew P.N. Erdmann).

[Back-formation from complicity.]

complicit

(ˌkɒmˈplɪsɪt)
adj
involved with others in reprehensible or illegal activity
[C20: back formation from complicity]
Translations

complicit

[kəmˈplɪsɪt] adj [person] → complice
to be complicit in sth → être complice de qch

complicit

adj
(= knowing) look, wink, silencewissend
(= involved) to be complicit in somethingan etw (dat)beteiligt or in etw (acc)verwickelt sein; he was complicit in allowing it to happener war mitverantwortlich dafür, dass es passieren konnte
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The government's failure to address it makes them complicit in all the harm and death caused.
Treasury continues to systematically target individuals and entities financing the Kim regime and its weapons programs, including officials complicit in North Korean sanctions evasion schemes," Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said, referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants," the ad says.
com says complicit means "choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.
The race proved that Complicit, who lost his form dramatically after a good run at the Curragh in May, is back in decent shape again.
com notes that in 2017, the search for the meaning of 'complicit' spiked on March 12 when the TV show 'Saturday Night Live' spoofed Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president, by having her promote a (fake) perfume called Complicit as 'the fragrance for the woman who could stop all this, but won't'-a growing frustration with the first daughter for not speaking out about her increasingly unpopular father.
Complicit, defined as "choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others," was the annual pick of a word "indicative of larger trends that resonated throughout the year," the company said.
Ian Gowland: "Public transport is outrageous in this country and the North East seems to be complicit in making it an absolute pain to rely on.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act, legislation that would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Vietnamese nationals who are complicit in human rights abuses against other Vietnamese.
I think she is complicit in what Trump's doing by not firmly criticising his move .
SIR Mark Rylance said he feels complicit in acts of terrorism because as a UK taxpayer he contributes to war each year.
A spokesman said: "Any suggestion that he was complicit in such discussions is false.