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tr.v. crim·i·nat·ed, crim·i·nat·ing, crim·i·nates
To incriminate.

[Latin crīminārī, crīmināt-, to accuse, from crīmen, crīmin-, accusation; see crime.]

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


vb (tr)
1. (Law) to charge with a crime; accuse
2. to condemn or censure (an action, event, etc)
3. (Law) short for incriminate
[C17: from Latin crīminārī to accuse]
ˌcrimiˈnation n
ˈcriminative, criminatory adj
ˈcrimiˌnator n


(ˈkrɪm əˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to incriminate.
[1635–45; < Latin crīminātus, past participle of crīminārī to accuse. See crime, -ate1]
crim`i•na′tion, n.
crim′i•na`tor, n.


Past participle: criminated
Gerund: criminating

I criminate
you criminate
he/she/it criminates
we criminate
you criminate
they criminate
I criminated
you criminated
he/she/it criminated
we criminated
you criminated
they criminated
Present Continuous
I am criminating
you are criminating
he/she/it is criminating
we are criminating
you are criminating
they are criminating
Present Perfect
I have criminated
you have criminated
he/she/it has criminated
we have criminated
you have criminated
they have criminated
Past Continuous
I was criminating
you were criminating
he/she/it was criminating
we were criminating
you were criminating
they were criminating
Past Perfect
I had criminated
you had criminated
he/she/it had criminated
we had criminated
you had criminated
they had criminated
I will criminate
you will criminate
he/she/it will criminate
we will criminate
you will criminate
they will criminate
Future Perfect
I will have criminated
you will have criminated
he/she/it will have criminated
we will have criminated
you will have criminated
they will have criminated
Future Continuous
I will be criminating
you will be criminating
he/she/it will be criminating
we will be criminating
you will be criminating
they will be criminating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been criminating
you have been criminating
he/she/it has been criminating
we have been criminating
you have been criminating
they have been criminating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been criminating
you will have been criminating
he/she/it will have been criminating
we will have been criminating
you will have been criminating
they will have been criminating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been criminating
you had been criminating
he/she/it had been criminating
we had been criminating
you had been criminating
they had been criminating
I would criminate
you would criminate
he/she/it would criminate
we would criminate
you would criminate
they would criminate
Past Conditional
I would have criminated
you would have criminated
he/she/it would have criminated
we would have criminated
you would have criminated
they would have criminated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.criminate - bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"
reproach, upbraid - express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
accuse, charge - blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference"
arraign - accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy
recriminate - return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return
lodge, file, charge - file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
2.criminate - rebuke formally
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
animadvert - express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark


To cause to appear involved in or guilty of a crime or fault:
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As the spirit of party, in different degrees, must be expected to infect all political bodies, there will be, no doubt, persons in the national legislature willing enough to arraign the measures and criminate the views of the majority.
Graham's sake it was not his intention to criminate me.
To work this sportive vein still further, Mr Brass, by his counsel, moved in arrest of judgment that he had been led to criminate himself, by assurances of safety and promises of pardon, and claimed the leniency which the law extends to such confiding natures as are thus deluded.
'I see it, of course,' replied Rose, smiling at the doctor's impetuosity; 'but still I do not see anything in it, to criminate the poor child.'
How far you may be implicated in this last transaction, or how far the person who is now in custody may criminate you, you best know.
'Then,' suggested Miss Abbey, though with a deeper shade of perplexity than before, 'you criminate yourself.'
Pickwick, his indignation rising while he spoke--'I suppose, Sir, that it is the intention of your employers to seek to criminate me upon the testimony of my own friends?'
A postscript, however, mentioned that Adolphe Le Bon had been arrested and imprisoned - although nothing appeared to criminate him, beyond the facts already detailed.
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