200 BM Daily Vocabulary #22 | complicit


Today’s word is Complicit Means: involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


When someone knows about an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong, that person is said to be complicit. Someone might have committed the crime or might not have committed the crime but has knowledge about it and yet not disclosing it to anyone.


Rajan was popular for his honesty because he refrained (stayed away) from becoming complicit. This means that people trusted Rajan because he was never involved in any activity that was unlawful or considered morally wrong.


Example number 1 of 8: The watchman was accused of being complicit in the robbery. This means that the watchman was accused of being involved in the robbery or that he had some knowledge about it.


Example number 2 of 8: Suresh had some knowledge about fraud in the accounts department and made a choice of alerting the relevant team about it. Now, how can we use the word complicit in this sentence?  Suresh chose not to be complicit and raised an alarm about the fraud in the accounts department.


Example number 3 of 8: People who choose to have knowledge of corruption and don’t take any action against it, become a part of it. How does complicit fit in here? People, who have knowledge of corruption and don’t act, are complicit.


Example number 4 of 8: Paresh was aware that his colleague Ratan was storing official passwords in his personal phone. But Paresh chose not to inform anyone. One day it came out that Ratan had misused the same. Paresh’s complicit attitude was harmful to the company.


Example number 5 of 8: In order to complete the project, Ben adopted some complicit means, but that didn’t work in his favor. Here Ben got involved in some unlawful activity to complete the project and that did not help him in any way.


Example number 6 of 8: During the AGM (annual general meeting) the director disclosed that their company succeeded by adopting fair means and not by any complicit means.


Example number 7 of 8: Geeta had a habit of sharing personal information on social media. One day someone took advantage of it and she learned that the use of social media has become so easy that it may be used in a complicit way.


Example number 8 of 8: Hey! Try this. Airports have a stringent security system for tracking any kind of complicit activity. This means that airports have a strict and excellent security system to track any kind of unlawful activities.

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