criminate vs incriminate what difference

what is difference between criminate and incriminate

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin crimino, criminatus.

Verb

criminate (third-person singular simple present criminates, present participle criminating, simple past and past participle criminated)

  1. (transitive) To accuse (someone) of a crime; to incriminate. [from 17th c.]
    • 1791, Ann Radcliffe, The Romance of the Forest, Penguin 1999, p. 331:
      ‘I am now under confinement in this place for debt; but if you obtain [] a condition from the judge that what I reveal shall not criminate myself, I will make discoveries that shall confound that same Marquis [] .’
    • 1861, Elizabeth Gaskell, The Grey Woman
      In Germany, I had heard little of this terrible gang, and I had paid no greater heed to the stories related once or twice about them in Carlsruhe than one does to tales about ogres. But here in their very haunts, I learnt the full amount of the terror they inspired. No one would be legally responsible for any evidence criminating the murderer.
  2. (transitive, now rare) To rebuke or censure (someone). [from 17th c.]

Derived terms

Related terms

  • crimination

Translations

Anagrams

  • anticrime, antimeric, carminite, macrinite, metrician

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /kriː.miˈnaː.te/, [kɾiːmɪˈnäːt̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kri.miˈna.te/, [krimiˈnɑːt̪ɛ]

Verb

crīmināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of crīminō


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Medieval Latin incriminatum, past participle of incrimino, from Latin in + crimino.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪŋˈkɹɪmɪneɪt/

Verb

incriminate (third-person singular simple present incriminates, present participle incriminating, simple past and past participle incriminated)

  1. (transitive) To accuse or bring criminal charges against.
  2. (transitive) To indicate the guilt of.

Related terms

  • criminate
  • incrimination

Translations

See also

  • get the goods on

Italian

Verb

incriminate

  1. inflection of incriminare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of incriminato

Anagrams

  • anticrimine, minitrincea

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