Definition of


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

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Synonyms of Impeach

accuse, criminate, incriminate

Alternate forms of Impeach

Derivations: impeachment

Hyponyms: arraign, charge, file, lodge, recriminate, reproach, upbraid

Hypernyms: accuse, challenge, charge, file, lodge

Origin of the word Impeach

  1. c.1380, "to impede, hinder, prevent," from Anglo-Fr. empecher, from O.Fr. empeechier "hinder" (12c.), from L.L. impedicare "to fetter, catch, entangle," from L. in- "in" + pedica "shackle," from pes (gen. pedis) "foot." Sense of "accuse a public officer of misconduct" first recorded 1568, via confusion with L. impetere "at… more

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Words that sound like Impeach

iambic, iambus, impasse, impious, impish, impose, in a pig's eye, in vacuo, in vogue, inefficacious, inefficacy, infix, infuse, inveigh, invoice, invoke

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