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v. re·crim·i·nat·ed, re·crim·i·nat·ing, re·crim·i·nates
To accuse in return.
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.
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(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
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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`tive, re•crim′i•na•to`ry (-nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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Past participle: recriminated
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|Verb||1.||recriminate - return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return|
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recriminate[rɪˈkrɪmɪneɪt] VI → recriminar
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