Definition of recriminate in English:

recriminate

verb

[NO OBJECT]archaic
  • Make counteraccusations.

    ‘his party would never recriminate, never return evil for evil’
    • ‘The other excluded team in Group A, Celtic, also has reason to recriminate.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from medieval Latin recriminat- accused in return from the verb recriminari, from re- (expressing opposition) + criminare accuse (from crimen crime).

Pronunciation:

recriminate

/rəˈkriməˌnāt/