Is your homework in shreds and the dog chewing something? Then you can incriminate poor Fido for eating your homework. To incriminate someone (or some dog) of a crime, is more than just accusing them; it's offering some evidence they're guilty.

To incriminate someone is to show or prove their guilt with "incriminating evidence." Some famous historical examples of incriminating evidence: When President Nixon declared "I am not a crook," those pesky Watergate tapes suggested otherwise. Or when Lady Macbeth couldn't stop washing her imaginary blood-stained hands? Hmmmm.... Pretty incriminating.

Definitions of incriminate

v suggest that someone is guilty

imply, inculpate
Type of:
evoke, paint a picture, suggest
call to mind

v bring an accusation against; level a charge against

accuse, criminate, impeach
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reproach, upbraid
express criticism towards
accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy
return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return
charge, file, lodge
file a formal charge against
charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office
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accuse, charge
blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

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