Definitions for: Criminate

[v] rebuke formally
[v] bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "He charged the man with spousal abuse"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: accuse, censure, impeach, incriminate, reprimand

See Also: animadvert, arraign, charge, criticise, criticize, file, lodge, pick apart, recriminate, reproach, upbraid

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