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.
Contemporary Examples

Promoter Don King on ‘Top Chef,’ Josie Smith-Malave, Mike Tyson & More Allison Samuels January 30, 2013
Obama’s Too-Small Steps on the Economy Doug Schoen August 31, 2010
Turkish Leader Doubles Down on Blaming Israel for Anti-Semitism Eli Lake August 5, 2014
Generation Rx? Review of ‘Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up’ Casey Schwartz April 14, 2012
The Question in St. Louis County: Can Whites Empathize With Blacks? Sally Kohn August 22, 2014

Historical Examples

The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d’Orleans
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
The Kath Sarit Sgara Somadeva Bhatta
The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
The Golden House Charles Dudley Warner

responsibility for something that is wrong or deserving censure; culpability
an expression of condemnation; reproof
be to blame, to be at fault or culpable
verb (transitive)
(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
to blame


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