V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: involvement in a crime or wrongdoing

Synonyms: collusion, connivance, involvement

Antonyms: innocence

Tips: Complicity is derived from the Latin word complex, "partner, confederate." Think of the related word accomplice. Complicity has the connotation of involvement in a crime or illegal scheme.

Usage Examples:

He was accused of complicity in the big, insider trading crime. (involvement, collusion)

She is suspected of complicity in the company's accounting fraud. (involvement, collusion)

The police are investigating her complicity in her husband's telemarketing scam. (involvement, collusion)

Now it is up to a jury to determine the CEO's complicity in the fraudulent reporting of the company's income and revenue. (involvement, collusion)

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