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criminate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Criminate  \Crim"i*nate\  (kr?m"?-n?t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Criminated}  (-n?`t?d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Criminating} 
  (-n?"t?ng).]  [L.  criminatus  p.  p.  of  criminare,  criminari 
  to  criminate,  fr  crimen.  See  {Crime}.] 
  1.  To  accuse  of  or  charge  with  a  crime. 
 
  To  criminate,  with  the  heavy  and  ungrounded  charge 
  of  disloyalty  and  disaffection,  an  uncorrupt, 
  independent,  and  reforming  parliament.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  To  involve  in  a  crime  or  in  its  consequences;  to  render 
  liable  to  a  criminal  charge. 
 
  Impelled  by  the  strongest  pressure  of  hope  and  fear 
  to  criminate  him  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  criminate 
  v  1:  bring  an  accusation  against;  level  a  charge  against;  "He 
  charged  the  man  with  spousal  abuse"  [syn:  {accuse},  {impeach}, 
  {incriminate}] 
  2:  rebuke  formally  [syn:  {reprimand},  {censure}] 




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