criminate

verb
crim·​i·​nate | \ ˈkri-mə-ˌnāt How to pronounce criminate (audio) \
criminated; criminating

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crimination \ ˌkri-​mə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce crimination (audio) \ noun

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Examples of criminate in a Sentence

scornfully declaring that he was not the school's lone drug dealer, he immediately began criminating a host of confederates

First Known Use of criminate

circa 1637, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for criminate

borrowed from Latin crīminātus, past participle of crīminārī "to make charges against, accuse," derivative of crīmin-, crīmen "accusation, crime"

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The first known use of criminate was circa 1637

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“Criminate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/criminate. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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