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 for criminate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Criminate \Crim"i*nate\ (kr?m"?-n?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Criminated (-n?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Criminating
     (-n?"t?ng).] [L. criminatus, p. p. of criminare, criminari,
     to criminate, fr. crimen. See Crime.]
     1. To accuse of, or charge with, a crime.
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              To criminate, with the heavy and ungrounded charge
              of disloyalty and disaffection, an uncorrupt,
              independent, and reforming parliament. --Burke.
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     2. To involve in a crime or in its consequences; to render
        liable to a criminal charge.
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              Impelled by the strongest pressure of hope and fear
              to criminate him.                     --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  criminate
      v 1: bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "The
           neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse" [syn: accuse,
           impeach, incriminate, criminate]
      2: rebuke formally [syn: reprimand, censure, criminate]

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