What does accuse mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminateverb

    bring an accusation against; level a charge against

    "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"

  2. charge, accuseverb

    blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

    "he charged the director with indifference"


  1. accusenoun

    An accusation - Shakespeare

    Etymology: * First attested around 1300.

  2. accuseverb

    To find fault with, to blame, to censure.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1300.

  3. accuseverb

    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. accuseverb

    To make an accusation against someone.

    Etymology: * First attested around 1300.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accusenoun


  2. Accuseverb

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

  3. Accuseverb

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

  4. Accuseverb

    to charge with a fault; to blame; to censure

  5. Accuseverb

    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. Yevgeny Strugov:

    They were trying to accuse me of forging my ticket.

  2. Houlin Zhao:

    I would encourage Huawei to be given equal opportunities to bid for business, and during the operational process, if you find anything wrong, then you can charge them and accuse them, but if we don't have anything then to put them on the blacklist – I think this is not fair.

  3. Mike Nearman:

    We are talking about setting up Operation Hall Pass, which I don't know anything about ; and if Mike Nearman accuse me of knowing something about Operation Hall Pass, I'll deny Operation Hall Pass. But there would be some person's cell phone which might be... but that is just random numbers that I spewed out ; that's not anybody's actual cell phone. And if Mike Nearman say,' I'm at the west entrance' during the session and text to that number there, that somebody might exit that door while Mike Nearman're standing there. But I don't know anything about that, I don't have anything to do with that, and if I did I wouldn't say that I did. But anyways that number that I didn't say was... So don't text that number but a number like that.

  4. Tucker Carlson:

    Whatever you think of Matt Gaetz, whatever you’ve heard, it’s pretty simple. If a law enforcement agency and Justice Department accuse you of a crime, they have to prove it, they do n’t just get to shut you up by smearing you... they have to take you to a court and show that you are guilty. If you are n’t really doing that, you are n’t a law enforcement agency, they are more like a secret police.

  5. Yolande Korkie:

    Today we are here to choose, to choose to forgive those that caused Pierre's death. What will it help to accuse? Will it bring Pierre back? We choose to let it go.

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. abrade
    • B. huff
    • C. abet
    • D. flub

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