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Definition of "impeach" []

  • To make an accusation against. (verb-transitive)
  • To charge (a public official) with improper conduct in office before a proper tribunal. (verb-transitive)
  • To challenge the validity of; try to discredit: impeach a witness's credibility. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "impeach" in a sentence
  • "If this keeps up the word impeach will soon be heard across the land."
  • "Most people don't know the meaning of the word impeach, nor the difference between impeachment, "
  • "They are clearly using the word impeach in order to show their frustration with the president, which they are entitled to do so under the constitution, just like you are entitled to say they are idiot."