accuse


accuse
01. He has been [accused] of murder in the death of his business partner.
02. She [accused] him of being mean to his dog.
03. She gave him an [accusing] look, and said that she didn't trust him.
04. His wife claimed she believed him, but gave him a cold, [accusatory] stare.
05. His [accusation] of unfaithfulness caused her a great deal of pain.
06. Every time my brother does something wrong, my mom [accuses] me. It's just not fair.
07. "What have you been doing?" the teacher asked him [accusingly].
08. The complainant told police that the [accused] attacked her outside her apartment.
09. There is a Hebrew proverb which observes that the court is most merciful when the [accused] is most rich.
10. There is a Spanish proverb which says that if there is still doubt, do not [accuse].
11. Mother Teresa once said, "If you do good, people may [accuse] you of selfish motives. Do good anyway."
12. When people are in a car accident, they usually [accuse] the other driver of being at fault.
13. No one could ever [accuse] Harry of being a workaholic; the guy is the laziest person I've ever met!
14. He had an argument with his best friend after being [accused] of trying to kiss his girlfriend.
15. She [accused] her brother of stealing money out of her room.
16. In March of 1991, six Irishmen wrongly [accused] of the 1974 bombing of pubs in Birmingham, England, were freed after 16 years in jail.
17. An old blues song tells us, "Before you [accuse] me, take a look at yourself."
18. Don't [accuse] me of something I didn't do.
19. I don't believe your [accusation] against Kevin.

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  • Accuse — Ac*cuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accusing}.] [OF. acuser, F. accuser, L. accusare, to call to account, accuse; ad + causa cause, lawsuit. Cf. {Cause}.] 1. To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accuse — ac·cuse vb ac·cused, ac·cus·ing [Latin accusare to find fault with, charge with a crime, from ad to, at + causa legal case, trial] vt: to charge with an offense judicially or by a public process compare indict vi: to make or bring an accusation… …   Law dictionary

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  • accuse — accuse, charge, incriminate, indict, impeach, arraign denote in common to declare a person guilty of a fault or offense. Accuse is typically immediate and personal and often suggests directness or sharpness of imputation or censure; charge… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accuse — [ə kyo͞oz′] vt. accused, accusing [ME acusen < OFr acuser < L accusare, to call to account < ad , to + causa, CAUSE] 1. to find at fault; blame 2. to bring formal charges against (of doing wrong, breaking the law, etc.) the accused Law… …   English World dictionary

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  • accuse — (v.) c.1300, charge (with an offense, etc.), impugn, blame, from O.Fr. acuser to accuse, indict, reproach, blame (13c.), earlier announce, report, disclose (12c.), or directly from L. accusare to call to account, from ad against (see AD (Cf. ad… …   Etymology dictionary

  • accuse — ► VERB (often accuse of) 1) charge with an offence or crime. 2) claim that (someone) has done (something wrong). DERIVATIVES accusatory adjective accuser noun. ORIGIN Latin accusare call to account , from causa reason, motive, lawsuit …   English terms dictionary

  • Accuse — Ac*cuse , n. Accusation. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English