recriminate


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 blame, strike back, turn on, turn the tables on II index answer (respond legally), blame, censure, charge (accuse), countercharge, denounce (condemn), dispute (contest), impeach, reprehend, reprimand, return (respond)

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recriminate — Re*crim i*nate, v. t. To accuse in return. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — re·crim·i·nate || rɪ krɪmɪneɪt 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


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