Definition of incriminate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

incriminate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈkrɪməˌneɪt//
 
incriminate somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they incriminate
 
he / she / it incriminates
 
past simple incriminated
 
-ing form incriminating
 
 
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to make it seem as if someone has done something wrong or illegal They were afraid of answering the questions and incriminating themselves. He was careful not to say anything that might incriminate the others.
incriminating
 
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adjective [usually before noun] incriminating evidence
incrimination
 
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NAmE//ɪnˌkrɪməˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] He destroyed the files to avoid incrimination.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: incriminate