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IMPEACH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impeach mean? 

IMPEACH (verb)
  The verb IMPEACH has 3 senses:

1. challenge the honesty or veracity of
2. charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office
3. bring an accusation against; level a charge against

  Familiarity information: IMPEACH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPEACH (verb)


Sense 1impeach [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Challenge the honesty or veracity of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

the lawyers tried to impeach the credibility of the witnesses

Hypernyms (to "impeach" is one way to...):

challenge (issue a challenge to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2impeach [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The President was impeached

Hypernyms (to "impeach" is one way to...):

charge; file; lodge (file a formal charge against)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3impeach [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring an accusation against; level a charge against

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

accuse; criminate; incriminate; impeach

Context example:

He charged the man with spousal abuse

Hypernyms (to "impeach" is one way to...):

accuse; charge (blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "impeach"):

reproach; upbraid (express criticism towards)

arraign (accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy)

recriminate (return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return)

charge; file; lodge (file a formal charge against)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody of something


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