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English verb: criminate

1. criminate (communication) bring an accusation against; level a charge against

SamplesThe neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse.

Synonymsaccuse, impeach, incriminate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something

Broader (hypernym)accuse, charge

Narrower (hyponym)arraign, charge, file, lodge, recriminate, reproach, upbraid

2. criminate (communication) rebuke formally

Synonymscensure, reprimand

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

Narrower (hyponym)animadvert

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