Definition of complicit
: helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way He was complicit in the cover-up.
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Some journalists have been complicit with the cartels, but most often the bribes aren’t optional.
Where college administrators and faculties have become complicit in functioning essentially as speech police.
That’s a lot people being complicit in temporarily shattering the fourth wall by having freaking Maino playing the guy who shoots Tupac in a big budget film.
Whereas the Labour Party was complicit in hollowing out council funding and outsourcing public services to private companies, on this particular score—
The production team proposed to their audience that by eating chocolate all were complicit in slavery.
If the federal government was complicit in this, what is the obligation of the federal government now as the nation continues to recover from that crisis and the legacy of residential discrimination?
But even as the Tea Party rebelled, its members all but forget that talk-radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh were as complicit in Bush administration failures as anyone.
Unlike Obama, Trump avoided the broader problem of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial in Islamic countries, a problem in which his Saudi hosts are deeply complicit.
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: helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way
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