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English verb: impeach

1. impeach (communication) challenge the honesty or veracity of

SamplesThe lawyers tried to impeach the credibility of the witnesses.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)challenge

2. impeach (communication) charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office

SamplesThe President was impeached.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)charge, file, lodge

3. impeach (communication) bring an accusation against; level a charge against

SamplesThe neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse.

Synonymsaccuse, criminate, incriminate

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

Broader (hypernym)accuse, charge

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

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