impute, v. 1. accuse, charge, challenge, allege, assert, cite, implicate, incriminate, criminate, Obs., Rare. accriminate; point to, set down to, lay at the door of, saddle with, father upon, account for, call to or hold in account; arraign, impeach, indict; censure, cry down, reproach, revile, execrate, denounce, fulminate, imprecate, damn, curse, anathematize, comminate, delate, Obs. exprobrate.
2. attribute, ascribe, accredit, credit, invest with, refer, assign, arrogate, appropriate; associate, connect with.
3. shame, disgrace, dishonor; debase, abase, vitiate, degrade, defile, corrupt, pervert; discredit, disprove, disfavor; belittle, disparage, detract, deprecate, deflate, devaluate, depreciate, derogate, decry; humiliate, humble, mortify, SI. put down.
4. slander, libel, calumniate, traduce, falsify, accuse falsely, misrepresent, belie, asperse, insinuate; injure, abuse, insult, backbite, SI. badmouth, engage in personalities; slur, sully, soil, smear, smirch, besmirch, stain, blacken, taint, tarnish, smudge, spot, brand, stigmatize, drag through the mud or mire, heap dirt upon, fling dirt, throw mud upon, spatter, bespatter, SI. dump on.
5. defame, vilify, vilipend, denigrate, vituperate, scandalize, run down, berate, impugn, revile, Obs. avile, malign, gibbet, speak ill of, speak evil of, sneer at, muckrake.
in, prep. 1. within, on the inside of, surrounded by; among, amid, in the midst of, in the thick of; during, while, in the time of, throughout; because, inasmuch as, in that. -adv. 2. (of a place, position, state, relation) into; in charge, in office, in power; in possession, in occupancy; in favor, on good terms; in season, in with.
-adj. 3. inner, internal, located within.
4. well-liked, favored; fashionable, chic, modish, stylish, in style, voguish, in vogue, Inf. go-go, Inf. all the rage; All SI. hep, hip, cool, the most, Brit. SI. suss.
5. private, secret, esoteric, reserved, limited, restricted, exclusive.
6. inward, incoming, inbound.
7. plentiful, abundant, bountiful, ample; available.
-n. 8. Usu.
ins leaders, bosses, officeholders, incumbents.
9. influence, SI. pull; advantage, opportunity, chance, prospect; connection, link, tie.
-v. Dial. 10. harvest, round up, gather.
11. enclose, surround, encircle, circle, encompass,
inability, n. 1. incapability, incapableness, incapacity, disablement, incapacitation; disability, handicap, defect, weakness, frailty, infirmity; feebleness, decrepitude, impotence, impuissance, powerlessness, helplessness.