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criminate

[krim-uh-neyt] /ˈkrɪm əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), criminated, criminating.
1.
to charge with a crime.
2.
to incriminate.
3.
to censure (something) as criminal; condemn.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin crīminātus past participle of crīminārī to accuse. See crime, -ate1
Related forms
crimination, noun
criminator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for criminate

criminate

/ˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt/
verb (transitive) (rare)
1.
to charge with a crime; accuse
2.
to condemn or censure (an action, event, etc)
3.
short for incriminate
Derived Forms
crimination, noun
criminative, criminatory (ˈkrɪmɪnətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
criminator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin crīminārī to accuse
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