in⋅crim⋅i⋅nate/ɪnˈkrɪməˌneɪt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [in-krim-uh-neyt] –verb (used with object), -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.|