inculpate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v inculpate suggest that someone is guilty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Inculpate To blame; to impute guilt to; to accuse; to involve or implicate in guilt. Contrasted with exculpate.A word of recent introduction "That risk could only exculpate her and not inculpate them -- the probabilities protected them so perfectly."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inculpate To expose to blame or imputation of wrong-doing; incriminate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Inculpate to bring into blame: to censure
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. inculpatus, p. p. of inculpare, to blame; pref. in-, in + culpa, fault. See Culpable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. inculpāre, -ātum—L. in, in, culpa, a fault.

Usage

In literature:

Granice was overcome by the futility of any farther attempt to inculpate himself.
"The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 1 (of 10)" by Edith Wharton
Honourable Members hint dissonance; Committee-Members, inculpated in the Speech, utter dissonance; demand 'delay in printing.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
But I have already said I am not here to excuse myself or inculpate others.
"The Talisman" by Sir Walter Scott
Observe the word inculpe, incriminated, or suspected of crime.
"Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" by Honore de Balzac
He had heard that whenever a woman was to blame for a disappointment, the best way to avoid a scene was to inculpate oneself.
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
And so, as they had the power and wish to inculpate him, this expedient of an inquiry and trial seemed unnecessary.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
Twice he was subjected to frightful torments; but not a word inculpating himself or any other person could be wrung out of him.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He was unwilling to tell what he had seen, lest it inculpate someone.
"The Gold Bag" by Carolyn Wells
The accused is at liberty not to answer a question which may inculpate him.
"Within an Inch of His Life" by Emile Gaboriau
I have observed that my letter might inculpate me in the eyes of persons unacquainted with the particulars of what had passed.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
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