accuse
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: əkyo͞ozʹ, IPA: /əˈkjuːz/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈkjuz/
Verb

accuse (accuses, present participle accusing; past and past participle accused)

  1. (transitive) to find fault with, blame, censure
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Romans 2:15 ↗:
      {...}} and their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another.
  2. (transitive, law) to charge with having committed a crime or offence
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Acts 24:13 ↗:
      Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
    For the U.S. President to be impeached, he must be accused of a high crime or misdemeanor.
    Synonyms: charge, indict, impeach, arraign
  3. (intransitive) to make an accusation against someone
    Synonyms: blame, censure, reproach, criminate
Translations Noun

accuse (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Accusation.



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