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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate(verb)

    bring an accusation against; level a charge against

    "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"

  2. charge, accuse(verb)

    blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

    "he charged the director with indifference"


  1. accuse(Noun)

    An accusation - Shakespeare

    Etymology: * First attested around 1300.

  2. accuse(Verb)

    To find fault with, to blame, to censure.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1300.

  3. accuse(Verb)

    To charge with having committed a crime or offence.

    For the U.S. President to be impeached, he must be accused of a high crime or misdemeanor.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1300.

  4. accuse(Verb)

    To make an accusation against someone.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1300.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accuse(noun)


  2. Accuse(verb)

    to charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense

  3. Accuse(verb)

    to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; -- with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor

  4. Accuse(verb)

    to charge with a fault; to blame; to censure

  5. Accuse(verb)

    to betray; to show. [L.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accuse

    ak-kūz′, v.t. to bring a charge against: to blame (with of before the thing charged, sometimes for).—adj. Accus′able, that may be accused.—ns. Accus′al, accusation; Accusā′tion, the act of accusing: the charge brought against any one.—adjs. Accusatō′rial, of an accuser; Accus′atory, containing accusation.—n. Accuse (Shak.), accusation.—p.adj. Accused′, charged with a crime: usually as a n., the person accused.—ns. Accuse′ment (Spens.), a charge; Accus′er, one who accuses or brings a charge against another. [O. Fr. acuser—L. accusāread, to, causa, cause.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accuse' in Verbs Frequency: #415

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of accuse in a Sentence

  1. Chip Wilson:

    It was just a marketing insurance policy, let's call it, nobody could accuse us of child labor, because we agreed with it.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    I'm going to tell you what I really think of Donald Trump. This man is a pathological liar. He doesn't know the difference between truth and lies, he lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth. And...his response is to accuse everybody else of lying.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Wolf and jackal only accuse, blame and criticize each other for the cruel acts on pets in front of animals, but never take any punitive action against one another for being brothers.

  4. Ramzan Kadyrov:

    Let her look for who organized the murder in his circle and not accuse me, i am ... a suspect if you listen to some liberal devils who accuse me of killing Nemtsov. It's total nonsense.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The nexus between the wolf and the jackal to jointly harass the mammals got exposed several years back, but they still continue to play the old divide and rule game to accuse & blame each other for the atrocity and injustice on animals just to make lame claim that they are in opposition of each other. When both are seen partying together or at the same place, their crony partner fox comes to their rescue and talks through its channel that see they are not talking or looking at each other and upon this only foolish animals clap and cheer.

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    someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    • A. assortment
    • B. apex
    • C. witness
    • D. bowel

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