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incriminate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime, Law
incriminatein‧crim‧i‧nate /ɪnˈkrɪməneɪt/ verb [transitive]  SCCSCLto make someone seem guilty of a crimeincriminate yourself He refused to answer questions for fear he might incriminate himself.incriminating adjective incriminating evidenceincrimination /ɪnˌkrɪməˈneɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]
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incriminateThese tapes incriminate a number of well-known politicians.incriminating documentsBut will their loyalty and love lead them to perjury and destroying evidence that might incriminate him?One moment of confusion and he might give some one away, or incriminate himself.I suppose they couldn't find anything to incriminate me.De Gaulle had, indeed, incriminated one of Monsignor's aides, the one who had knocked into him.Long, incriminating passages in the document were highlighted with a yellow marker.Besides, citizens can not be required to complete forms that might incriminate them in violation of the Fifth Amendment.Tape recordings of alleged conversations between the two suspects are unlikely to incriminate them.Wearing a body recorder and transmitter, he engaged in several conversations with the offenders in which they incriminated themselves.No, it was too incriminating to mention.You have the right not to say anything that would incriminate you.incriminate yourselfI refuse to answer on the grounds that I might incriminate myself.Moreover that case established that the duty still exists even if by reporting the conduct the reporter incriminates himself.One moment of confusion and he might give some one away, or incriminate himself.She asked for explanations which she received without comment, as if listening to some one who had just incriminated herself.Wearing a body recorder and transmitter, he engaged in several conversations with the offenders in which they incriminated themselves.
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Verb table
incriminate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyincriminate
he, she, itincriminates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyincriminated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave incriminated
he, she, ithas incriminated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad incriminated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill incriminate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have incriminated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam incriminating
he, she, itis incriminating
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you, we, theyare incriminating
Past
I, he, she, itwas incriminating
you, we, theywere incriminating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been incriminating
he, she, ithas been incriminating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been incriminating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be incriminating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been incriminating
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