Accusing



to charge with the fault, offense, or crime (usually followed by of):
He accused him of murder.
to find fault with; blame.
to make an .
Contemporary Examples

Black gays, in turn, are accusing their white gay peers of viscous racism.
Gays and Blacks (and Gay Blacks) Go to War The Daily Beast November 5, 2008

Anderson fired back, accusing his friend of giving up his own personal integrity and “caving to his handlers.”
Why Salt Lake’s Mayor Lost Faith in Mitt McKay Coppins August 18, 2011

The rulings sparked fury among citizens, who took to Tahrir Square once again, accusing the military of a soft coup.
Mohamed Morsi Stages a Risky Palace Coup Sacking Egyptian Army Chief Vivian Salama August 12, 2012

Seconds later, the garage door is closed and Hank is slamming Walt up against it, accusing him of being Heisenberg.
‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Spills on the Midseason Premiere’s Big Plot Twist Andrew Romano August 11, 2013

Cain gets a little hot under the collar, calling Wolf “Blitz” and accusing him of “oversimplifying” his statement.
GOP CNN Foreign Policy Debate Live Updates November 22, 2011

Historical Examples

Impatiently I smother the accusing whisper of my conscience, “By the right of revolutionary ethics.”
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman

The latter said: “You must get ahead of the dragon, and prevent him from accusing you in Heaven!”
The Chinese Fairy Book Various

Her geranium stood where she had left it, and its withered and yellow leaves smote her with accusing neglect.
Phases of an Inferior Planet Ellen Glasgow

Now, at this precise moment, he was accusing this criminal of a fresh crime!
A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre

All eyes, and most of them accusing eyes, were turned on Dick & Co.
The Grammar School Boys of Gridley H. Irving Hancock

verb
to charge (a person or persons) with some fault, offence, crime, etc; impute guilt or blame
v.

c.1300, “charge (with an offense, etc.), impugn, blame,” from Old French acuser “to accuse, indict, reproach, blame” (13c.), earlier “announce, report, disclose” (12c.), or directly from Latin accusare “to call to account,” from ad- “against” (see ad-) + causari “give as a cause or motive,” from causa “reason” (see cause (n.)). Related: Accused; accusing; accusingly.

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