Pronunciation: (in-krim'u-nāt"), [key]
—v.t., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. to accuse of or present proof of a crime or fault: He incriminated both men to the grand jury.
2. to involve in an accusation; cause to be or appear to be guilty; implicate: His testimony incriminated his friend. He feared incriminating himself if he answered.
3. to charge with responsibility for all or part of an undesirable situation, harmful effect, etc.: to incriminate cigarettes as a cause of lung cancer.
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