incriminate incriminate  /ɪn ˈkrɪ mə ˌneɪt/


  1. (v) suggest that someone is guilty
  2. (v) bring an accusation against; level a charge against

Derived Word(s)


  1. Asked to tell what name he had traveled under, Comrade Browder declined to answer on the ground that doing so might tend to incriminate him.
  2. Yet there is much to incriminate Esperon's men.
  3. Lilburne refused to take the chamber's normal oath of testimony, on the ground that no man was bound to incriminate himself.


  • Batavia teacher John Dryden: ‘I know how to read the Constitution’

    BATAVIA – Batavia High School social studies teacher John Dryden argued that he was in the right when he instructed his students they had the Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves before answering an in-class survey about emotional and at-risk behavior.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Kane County Chronicle


  1. "The American people are left to wonder what conduct is at the base of Ms. Goodling's concern that she may incriminate herself," Mr. Leahy added.
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: New York Times

  2. "It was characterized for me that if I gave information that would incriminate Lance then I would be given a shorter sentence," Landis told a teleconference before a public hearing into his case, due to start on May 14.
    on May 10, 2007 By: Floyd Landis Source: Reuters

  3. "This report makes a mockery of the so-called impartial police investigation, and clearly shows the dubious and persistent attempts to incriminate me by whatever means employable," Anwar told reporters.
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Anwar Ibrahim Source: Reuters

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