incriminate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v incriminate bring an accusation against; level a charge against "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"
    • v incriminate suggest that someone is guilty
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Incriminate To accuse; to charge with a crime or fault; to criminate.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incriminate To charge with a crime; accuse; criminate.
    • incriminate To make a subject of accusation; charge as a crime.
    • incriminate Synonyms Accuse, Charge, Indict, etc. See accuse.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Incriminate in-krim′in-āt to charge with a crime or fault, to criminate: to characterise as criminal or as accessory to crime
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. incriminatus, p. p. of incriminare,; in-, in + criminare, criminari, to accuse one of a crime. See Criminate

Usage

In literature:

He incriminated George Brooke, who was arrested on the 14th.
"Raleigh" by Edmund Gosse
It would not be Charles's way to incriminate himself so far unless driven to it by direst necessity.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
One does not keep incriminating papers.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He rose, carefully examined all the woodwork, but found nothing incriminating.
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
Apparently she feared to incriminate herself.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
He couldn't bully her into saying anything that would incriminate her husband.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
Would the jovial little captain be quite so jovial viewing these incriminating circumstances?
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
To tell the truth would be to incriminate himself, compromise the girl, and bring about no end of a complication.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Nothing had been found of an incriminating nature, and the commissary now saw that the man arrested had spoken the truth.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
In a measure, though, as he had excused Camilla he had incriminated Ichabod.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
***

In news:

33 yr old Eric Aurthur Efaw told authorities that he had placed a video camera "6 or 7 other times over the past 2 months", but this time he managed to incriminate himself.
It was just a bunch of incriminating strangers.
His attorneys argued that Butcher's right against self-incrimination would be violated by turning over the records.
Avoid Self-Incrimination when Pulled Over for DUI.
Children are different when it comes to Miranda warning against self-incrimination .
Supreme Court lets stand ruling in self-incrimination case.
Jackson County Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson today suppressed an "incriminating" statement made to police by a 17-year-old accused of shooting to death Benjamin Willard, 21, on July 6.
The long-awaited trial of the mastermind behind Wall Street's largest hedge fund insider trading scheme, which incriminated dozens of Silicon Valley executives, began on Tuesday in New York City.
Article tries, fails to incriminate Rose.
A murder defendant's Confrontation Clause rights were violated by the admission of incriminating cell phone records without proper authentication, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.
The federal complaint against the four Southland men was based in large part on incriminating statements recorded by the informant.
Ken Jones, a public defender appointed to represent Mr Perrone for the arraignment, said later that Mr Perrone denied that he had killed anyone or had made incriminating statements to the authorities.
Incriminating statements will be allowed at fetal abduction homicide trial.
A judge in northeast Ohio will allow jurors to hear incriminating statements made by an 18-year-old charged in a school shooting rampage that killed three students.
But every six monhs or so, someone either admits to using performance enhancing drugs or someone reveals information incriminating another player who used PEDs.
***

In science:

The dependent variable denoting the total number of incriminating responses is assumed to be generated by the application of randomized response to a latent Poisson variable denoting the true number of rule violations.
Accounting for self-protective responses in randomized response data from a social security survey using the zero-inflated Poisson model
Many of the participants indicated that they had found it difficult to falsely incriminate themselves when they were forced to do so by the outcome of the dice.
Accounting for self-protective responses in randomized response data from a social security survey using the zero-inflated Poisson model
The model further assumes that the observed sum score variable denoting the number of incriminating responses is partly generated by the randomized response design, and partly by SP.
Accounting for self-protective responses in randomized response data from a social security survey using the zero-inflated Poisson model
Upon violating any of them, the person incriminated forfeits their anonymity.
A Revised Classification of Anonymity
***