[syn: reprimand, censure, criminate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "The
neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse" [syn: accuse,
impeach, incriminate, criminate]
2: rebuke formally [syn: reprimand, censure, criminate]