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implicate someone (in something)

to suggest that someone is involved in something. The mayor was implicated in the bribery scandal. Jane's essay implicated her teacher in the cheating scandal.
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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.
Should they even trace the animal, it would be impossible to prove me cognizant of the murder, or to implicate me in guilt on account of that cognizance.
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.
"Very good," said the queen, "be as grateful as you like, it does not implicate me; you are here safe and sound, that is all I wished for; you are not only welcome, but welcome back."
If Michael Cohen implicates the President in a crime and the President steps in and pardons Cohen from the crime to stop Cohen from implicating the President, that would be the most obnoxious constitutional situation.
Earlier statement implicates congressman and two officials