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implicate
as in:  implicated in the crime


He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government
  demonstrates that someone or something played a role in something — often something negative such as a crime
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  • He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government
  • Nothing was found to implicate him in any way, and there the matter dropped.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • And you implicate no other person?
    Dickens, Charles  --  Our Mutual Friend
  • "Well, if they ever get to trying to implicate you in what happened."
    David Almond  --  Clay

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  • I don't want to be implicated.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • This doesn't implicate you, or the other maids, or the book at all.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Scores of others were rounded up, thrown into prison, and tortured into implicating friends, neighbors, and associates.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • How can we be implicated in any way?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • To speak plainly, the matter implicates the great House of Ormstein, hereditary kings of Bohemia.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I don't intend to implicate myself.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace

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  • She was ready to warn Sir Henry so far as she could without implicating her husband, and again and again she tried to do so.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The servant, enlightened by his disclosure, and afraid of being himself implicated in the crime, would doubtless become an ally of the detective.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Whilst probability in some cases is against certain people being implicated, yet we cannot say definitely that any one person can be considered as cleared of all complicity.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • So you do not think that she is likely to be implicated in this crime?
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • It was not as somber an occasion as Tobias's and my interrogation, partly because there was no suspicious video footage implicating Zeke, and partly because Zeke is funny even when under truth serum.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Very occasionally some person whom you had believed dead long since would make a ghostly reappearance at some public trial where he would implicate hundreds of others by his testimony before vanishing, this time for ever.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Now, there was no reasonable evidence to implicate any person but this woman, and on the improbabilities of her having been able to do it Mr. Jaggers principally rested his case.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Now, eyeing the bewildered Langdon and Neveu, Teabing resisted the urge to reveal how he had brilliantly implicated Opus Dei in the plot that would soon bring about the demise of the entire Church.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The Bank had been implicated in shady financial deals with the Masonic Lodge …. THE NEW YORK TIMES August 24, 1998 Why was the late John Paul I wearing his day shirt in bed?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I denounce because though implicated and partially responsible, I have been hurt to the point of abysmal pain, hurt to the point of invisibility.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • The mention of the thing he thought he perceived was involuntary on Sam's part at first, and his confused attempts to dissuade him he set down to a desperate lying on second thoughts, as being unwilling to implicate Liza.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • I was in great anxiety lest I should implicate the friend who harbored me.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Indirect suggestion implicating selfinterest.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He is suspected of being implicated in this murder!
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • There was an aged handicraftsman, it is true, who had been a citizen of London at the period of Sir Thomas Overbury's murder, now some thirty years agone; he testified to having seen the physician, under some other name, which the narrator of the story had now forgotten, in company with Dr. Forman, the famous old conjurer, who was implicated in the affair of Overbury.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He took very little part in the theological quarrels of the moment, and maintained silence on questions in which Church and State were implicated; but if he had been strongly pressed, it seems that he would have been found to be an ultramontane rather than a gallican.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Almost all of the sons of the founders were implicated, although none of them knew concretely what action they were plotting.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The sex, then, like the narrative, is a kind of linguisticphilosophical game that ensnares us and implicates us in the crimes we would officially denounce.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • 'Tom, do you believe the man I gave the money to, is really implicated in this crime?'
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • He's implicated in this and is probably explaining to the Yankees at this very minute.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Remember, Lucy, I alone am implicated in this.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • I wondered whether Dede would be implicated now that I had dragged her with me to Monte Cristi.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Whether that is true or not will be for the Court to decide, but I incline to the opinion that your son is speaking the truth, and has no motive for trying to implicate them.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Petritsky, whom he liked, was implicated in the affair, and the other culprit was a capital fellow and first-rate comrade, who had lately joined the regiment, the young Prince Kedrov.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Your name was implicated in the most terrible confession I ever read.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • For the Government, which through its agents obtained and sought the signing of these forms, to claim now that they indicated disloyalty, would be to implicate the Government itself in the encouragement of a disloyal attitude.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • If the conspiracy that the opening words announce is entered into by the reader, then the book can be seen to open with its close: a speculation on the disruption of "nature" as being a social disruption with tragic individual consequences in which the reader, as part of the population of the text, is implicated.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • We are all implicated in that sense, but not an atom of blame attaches to you personally.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • It is indeed difficult to imagine that there could have been a serious suspicion of murder, or the slightest grounds for implicating any particular individual as the perpetrator.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Briony was more than implicated in this union.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Mr. Weevle reverts from this intelligence to the Galaxy portraits implicated, and seems to know the originals, and to be known of them.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • And once again I felt implicated, because he had been tamed on my arm.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I couldn't implicate my family in all of this.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • On the stand, he went out of his way to implicate people who were not even mentioned in the case.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He somehow had worked himself up to believe that he was implicated in the maintenance of the public welfare and that the Sovereign would not be happy unless Jos Sedley and his family appeared to rally round him at St. James's.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • But he ignored his duty as guardian: he said nothing to America Vicuna's parents, restrained by a sense of guilt that he tried to elude, and he did not discuss it with her because of a well-founded fear that she would try to implicate him in her failure.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • …our own particular boat was chiefly to be imputed to Starbuck's driving on to his whale almost in the teeth of a squall, and considering that Starbuck, notwithstanding, was famous for his great heedfulness in the fishery; considering that I belonged to this uncommonly prudent Starbuck's boat; and finally considering in what a devil's chase I was implicated, touching the White Whale: taking all things together, I say, I thought I might as well go below and make a rough draft of my will.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • One of the servants was implicated-of that I was sure.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • They were all still intensely excited, and all overflowing with noisy expressions of their loyalty to the Law; yet I felt an absolute assurance in my own mind that the Hyena-swine was implicated in the rabbit-killing.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Maria and Julia, and especially Maria, were so closely implicated in Mr. Crawford's misconduct, that she could not give his character, such as she believed it, without betraying them.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
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