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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.
re·crim′i·na′tor n.
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'When you have the conditions so heavily stacked in your favour, a dream singles combination, the motivation of providing your beloved hero [Rafter] a fond farewell and still leave the bacon on the butcher's counter, then it's time to bring out the recriminator,' the paper wrote.