to hold responsible; find fault with; censure:
I don’t blame you for leaving him.
to place the responsibility for (a fault, error, etc.) (usually followed by on):
I blame the accident on her.
Informal. blast; damn (used as a mild curse):
Blame the rotten luck.
an act of attributing fault; censure; reproof:
The judge said he found nothing to justify blame in the accident.
responsibility for anything deserving of censure:
We must all share the blame for this deplorable condition.
to blame, at fault; censurable:
I am to blame for his lateness.
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responsibility for something that is wrong or deserving censure; culpability
an expression of condemnation; reproof
be to blame, to be at fault or culpable
(usually foll by for) to attribute responsibility to; accuse: I blame him for the failure
(usually foll by on) to ascribe responsibility for (something) to: I blame the failure on him
to find fault with
lay (the blame) on
noun the tendency to look for one person or organization that can be held responsible for a bad state of affairs, an accident, etc
deserving blame; blameworthy: blameful neglect. Archaic. imputing blame; accusing. Historical Examples A Book of Ballads, Volume 1 Various Pictures Every Child Should Know Dolores Bacon The Arena Various Famous European Artists Sarah K. Bolton adjective deserving blame; guilty
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a discussion or meeting for the purpose of assigning blame. noun Word Origin