Search Result for "criminate":
1. bring an accusation against; level a charge against;
- Example: "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"
[syn: accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate]
2. rebuke formally;
[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. [1913 Webster] To criminate, with the heavy and ungrounded charge of disloyalty and disaffection, an uncorrupt, independent, and reforming parliament. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. To involve in a crime or in its consequences; to render liable to a criminal charge. [1913 Webster] Impelled by the strongest pressure of hope and fear to criminate him. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]