recriminate

  • 1 Recriminate — Re*crim i*nate (r?*kr?m ?*n?t), v. i. [Pref. re + criminate: cf. F. r[ e]criminer, LL. recriminare.] To return one charge or accusation with another; to charge back fault or crime upon an accuser. [1913 Webster] It is not my business to… …

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  • 2 Recriminate — Re*crim i*nate, v. t. To accuse in return. South. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 recriminate — I verb accuse, bring a countercharge, come back at, countercharge, get even with, give in kind, have revenge, hit back, lash back, match, pay back, requite, retaliate, retort, retort a charge, return an accusation, return the charge, shift the… …

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  • 4 recriminate — (v.) c.1600, from M.L. recriminatus, pp. of recriminari to make charges against, from L. re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + criminari to accuse, from crimen (gen. criminis) a charge (see CRIME (Cf. crime …

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  • 5 recriminate — [ri krim′ə nāt΄] vi. recriminated, recriminating [< ML recriminatus: see RE & CRIMINATE] to answer an accuser by accusing that person in return; reply with a countercharge recrimination n. recriminatory [ri krim′ə nə tôr΄ē] adj. recriminative …

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  • 6 recriminate — intransitive verb see recrimination …

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  • 7 recriminate — recrimination, n. recriminative, recriminatory /ri krim euh neuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. recriminator, n. /ri krim euh nayt /, v., recriminated, recriminating. v.i. 1. to bring a countercharge against an accuser. v.t. 2. to accuse i …

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  • 8 recriminate — verb To accuse in return, state an accusation in return. Tom said Harry had lied, and Harry recriminated by saying Tom had manipulated him. See Also: recrimination …

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  • 9 recriminate — re·crim·i·nate || rɪ krɪmɪneɪt v. make a countercharge against an accuser …

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  • 10 recriminate — [rɪ krɪmɪneɪt] verb make recriminations. Derivatives recriminative adjective (archaic). recriminatory adjective Origin C17: from med. L. recriminat , recriminari accuse in return , from re (expressing opposition) + criminare accuse …

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  • 11 recriminate — v. n. Return an accusation, retort a charge …

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  • 12 recriminate — re·crim·i·nate …

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  • 13 recriminate — re•crim•i•nate [[t]rɪˈkrɪm əˌneɪt[/t]] v. nat•ed, nat•ing 1) to bring a countercharge against an accuser 2) to accuse in return • Etymology: 1595–1605; < ML recrīminātus, ptp. of recrīminārī= L re re +crīminārī to denounce, accuse, v. der. of… …

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  • 14 recriminate — [c]/rəˈkrɪməneɪt / (say ruh krimuhnayt) verb (recriminated, recriminating) –verb (i) 1. to bring a countercharge against an accuser. –verb (t) 2. to accuse in return. {Medieval Latin recrīminātus, past participle} –recrimination /rəkrɪməˈneɪʃən/… …

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  • 15 recriminate —   v.i. make countercharge; utter mutual accusations or abuse.    ♦ recrimination,    ♦ recriminator, n.    ♦ recriminative,    ♦ recriminatory, a …

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  • 16 recriminate — v.intr. make mutual or counter accusations. Derivatives: recrimination n. recriminative adj. recriminatory adj. Etymology: med.L recriminare (as RE , criminare accuse f. crimen CRIME) …

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  • 17 countercharge — I verb abnegate, answer, answer back, be respondent, be responsive, confute, contradict, counter, defend, negate, oppose by contrary proof, provide the answer, rebut, rebut the charge, recriminate, refute, refute by argument, rejoin, reply,… …

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  • 18 accuse — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. charge with, blame, censure, hold responsible, arraign, indict, impeach, prefer charges, file a claim, challenge, denounce, fault, find fault, attack, brand, impute, involve, inculpate, incriminate, implicate, summon,… …

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  • 19 recrimination — (n.) 1610s, from Fr. récrimination, from M.L. recriminationem, from recriminari (see RECRIMINATE (Cf. recriminate)) …

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  • 20 recriminative — adjective countering one charge with another recriminatory arguments • Syn: ↑recriminatory • Similar to: ↑inculpatory, ↑inculpative • Derivationally related forms: ↑recriminate ( …

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