Definition of complicit in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəmˈplisit/


Involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing: all of these people are complicit in some criminal conspiracy
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  • Indeed, it is highly likely that she is complicit in the criminal activity permeating this case.
  • Doping is very, very seldom accidental and almost always involves people complicit in the effort.
  • If I do not speak out against this nonchalant murder of innocents, I am complicit with my government.


1940s: back-formation from complicity.

Words that rhyme with complicit

elicit, explicit, illicit, implicit, licit, solicit

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Syllabification: com·plic·it

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