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Word of the Day 03/02/19 Inculpate

Inculpate (verb)
inculpate [in-kuhl-peyt, in-kuhl-peyt]


verb (used with object), in·cul·pat·ed, in·cul·pat·ing.
1. to charge with fault; blame; accuse.
2. to involve in a charge; incriminate.

Related forms
in·cul·pa·tion , noun
in·cul·pa·to·ry [in- kuhl -puh -tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈkʌl pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ , adjective

Can be confused
exculpate exonerate
exculpatory

Related Words for inculpate
incriminate, involve, charge, implicate, accuse

Antonyms
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1, 2. exonerate.

Origin: 1790–1800; < Late Latin inculpātus past participle of inculpāre to blame, equivalent to Latin in- in- + culp(a ) fault + -ātus -ate; cf. culpable

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