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Recriminate   /rɪkrˌɪmɪnˈeɪt/   Listen
Recriminate

verb
1.
Return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return.






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"Recriminate" Quotes from Famous Books



... disparage; deprecate, speak ill of, not speak well of; condemn &c. (find guilty) 971. blame; lay blame upon, cast blame upon; censure, fronder[Fr], reproach, pass censure on, reprobate, impugn. remonstrate, expostulate, recriminate. reprehend, chide, admonish; berate, betongue[obs3]; bring to account, call to account, call over the coals, rake over the coals, call to order; take to task, reprove, lecture, bring to book; read a lesson, read a lecture to; rebuke, correct. reprimand, chastise, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... shame. I should, moreover, compromise your duty, and should invite you to unbecoming things; for 'tis not for my prayers to persuade you, but for the pure and solid reasons of justice. You have sworn to the gods to keep yourselves upright; and it would seem as if I suspected you, or would recriminate upon you that I do not believe that you are so; and I should testify against myself, not to believe them as I ought, mistrusting their conduct, and not purely committing my affair into their hands. ...
— The Essays of Montaigne, Complete • Michel de Montaigne



Words linked to "Recriminate" :   recriminatory, accuse, recriminative, incriminate, criminate, impeach



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