in·crim·i·nate /in-'kri-mə-ˌnāt/ vt -nat·ed, -nat·ing
1: to charge with involvement in a crime
he was incriminated in the conspiracy
2: to suggest or show involvement of in a crime
among the evidence that incriminated him was a box of trigger devices see also self-incrimination
in·crim·i·na·tion /in-ˌkri-mə-'nā-shən/ n
in·crim·i·na·to·ry /in-'kri-mə-nə-ˌtōr-ē/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb accuse, ascribe blame, blame, bring accusation, bring charges against, bring proceedings against, bring up on charges, cast blame upon, charge, charge with an offense, complain against, condemn, connect with a crime, criminate, denounce, draw in, enmesh, entangle, expose, find fault with, hold accountable, impedire, implicare, implicate, impute guilt to, inculpate, indict, inform against, insinuate, involve, involve in criminal proceeding, involve in guilt, lay blame upon, lodge a complaint, make a party to, place the blame on, prefer charges, prosecute, stigmatize, suspectum reddere II index accuse, arraign, blame, charge (accuse), cite (accuse), complain (charge), condemn (blame), denigrate, denounce (inform against), implicate, indict, inform (betray), involve (implicate), libel, lodge (bring a complaint), present (prefer charges), proscribe (denounce), reproach

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To suggest or charge that someone is guilty of a crime.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1. to bring into the possibility of a criminal charge.
2. in Scotland the word incrimination is used in a slightly different sense. Incrimination is a special defence, of which notice must be given, whereby the accused offers to show that another person committed the crime. See self-incrimination.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

To suggest, charge, accuse, show, or admit involvement in a crime.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

v. To reveal someone's involvement in criminal acts.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

To charge with a crime; to expose to an accusation or a charge of crime; to involve oneself or another in a criminal prosecution or the danger thereof; as in the rule that a witness is not bound to give testimony that would tend to incriminate him or her.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To charge with a crime; to expose to an accusation or a charge of crime; to involve oneself or another in a criminal prosecution or the danger thereof; as in the rule that a witness is not bound to give testimony that would tend to incriminate him or her.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   to make a statement in which one admits that he/she has committed a crime or gives information that another named person has committed a crime. Under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, a person cannot be forced to give any information which would tend to incriminate himself/herself. Thus, he/she can refuse to answer any question which he/she feels might be a self-accusation or lead to information which would be so.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Incriminate — In*crim i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incriminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incriminating}.] [LL. incriminatus, p. p. of incriminare; in in + criminare, criminari, to accuse one of a crime. See {Criminate}.] To accuse; to charge with a crime or fault;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • incriminate — [v] accuse allege, attack, attribute, blame, brand, bring charges, charge, cite, finger*, frame, hold accountable, implicate, inculpate, indict, involve, name, pin on*, point the finger at*, prosecute, serve summons; concept 44 …   New thesaurus

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  • incriminate — [in krim′i nāt΄] vt. incriminated, incriminating [< ML incriminatus, pp. of incriminare: see IN 1 & CRIMINATE] 1. to charge with a crime; accuse 2. to involve in, or make appear guilty of, a crime or fault incrimination n. incriminatory [in… …   English World dictionary

  • incriminate — UK [ɪnˈkrɪmɪneɪt] / US [ɪnˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms incriminate : present tense I/you/we/they incriminate he/she/it incriminates present participle incriminating past tense incriminated past participle incriminated to show or make …   English dictionary

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  • incriminate — in|crim|i|nate [ınˈkrımıneıt] v [T] [Date: 1700 1800; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of incriminare, from Latin crimen; CRIME] to make someone seem guilty of a crime incriminate yourself ▪ He refused to answer questions for fear he might …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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