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 .
It went on to accuse the company itself of misleading the committee and acting to cover up the scandal.
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Mayweather stands as the only person to ever accuse Manny Pacquiao of PED use.
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I would not accuse Mr. Kristol of McCarthyite tactics, however, since that would be an insult to McCarthy.
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Three men have come forward to accuse Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with them when they were minors.
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They’ll accuse me of being “Islamophobic,” despite the fact that I’m Muslim.
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At any moment it may open, and the dead appear to accuse her.
The Castle Of The Shadows Alice Muriel Williamson
I let her accuse me as she pleased—and she very soon began to defend me.
Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
Her purse now contained three shillings, and she certainly could not accuse herself of any extravagance in the matter of diet.
The Palace Beautiful L. T. Meade
My sins also came into my mind, and my conscience did accuse me on every side.
Bunyan James Anthony Froude
Yet there is no one whom I can accuse for my misfortunes; they, and the distresses of my family, are the work of my own hands.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX Alexander Leighton
to charge (a person or persons) with some fault, offence, crime, etc; impute guilt or blame
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.
. Historical Examples I could not forget that in very truth Ruth’s accusal had been the result of this verdict. The Mystery of the Hidden Room Marion Harvey She could face his accusal if only he could give the reason for it. The Coast of Chance Esther Chamberlain But the strange mental or spiritual power […]
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 . 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 […]
a charge of wrongdoing; imputation of guilt or blame. the specific offense charged: The accusation is murder. the act of or state of being . Contemporary Examples In addition to that accusation, Peres was for a long time viewed as a politician interested only in furthering his own position. The Abba Eban Factor Brent E. […]
pertaining to the case.
Grammar. (in certain inflected languages, as Latin, Greek, or Russian) noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions. similar to such a case form in function or meaning. Linguistics. pertaining to a type of language in which there is an accusative case […]