- accusation with another; to charge
back fault or crime upon an accuser.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Recriminate — Re*crim i*nate, v. t. To accuse in return. South. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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… … Law dictionary
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 … Etymology dictionary
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 … English World dictionary
recriminate — intransitive verb see recrimination … New Collegiate Dictionary
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 … Universalium
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 … Wiktionary
recriminate — reÂ·crimÂ·iÂ·nate || rÉª krÉªmÉªneÉªt v. make a countercharge against an accuser … English contemporary dictionary
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 … English new terms dictionary
recriminate — v. n. Return an accusation, retort a charge … New dictionary of synonyms