accuse definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To charge with a shortcoming or error.
    • To charge formally with a wrongdoing.
    • To charge with, or declare to own committed, a crime or offense.
    • To charge with a fault; the culprit; to censure.
    • To betray; to demonstrate.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to help make a charge of wrongdoing against another.
  • verb:
    • To find fault with, the culprit, to censure.
    • To charge with having committed a crime or offence.
    • which will make an accusation against some body.
    • bring an accusation against; level a charge against
    • blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
  • noun:
    • An accusation - Shakespeare
    • Accusation.
    • Accusation.
  • others:
    • To make an imputation against, by a crime, fault, or mistake; cost with shame or fault; influence with particular censure: made use of either absolutely or with of ahead of the thing charged, and often with for before the topic of censure: as, to accuse one of high crimes, or as an accomplice in crime; to accuse nature for the misfortunes.
    • to point; evince; show; manifest; show signs and symptoms of.
    • Synonyms Accuse, Charge, Indict, Arraign, Impeach, Incriminate, criminate, inculpate, tax with, taunt with, impute to. Among these terms fee is considered the most general, that will function as weakest, being used of every kind of imputation, large or small, against people or things officially or informally, publicly or privately. Accuse frequently, though perhaps not invariably, expresses anything more formal and grave than charge. Indict is a purely appropriate term, restricted to the action of a grand jury when it makes an official grievance against a supposed offender, to ensure that he may be brought to trial. Arraign features primarily similar meaning with indict, it is freer in figurative usage: since, to arraign a political party in the club of public sentiment. Impeach is always to bring to answer before some legislative human body for wrong-doing in a public workplace, and it has already been such a long time from the strange self-esteem, solemnity, and impressiveness of these tests it is raised into corresponding importance in its figurative utilizes. Incriminate is obsolescent except inside special meaning of involving another with an individual's self: since, in the confession he incriminated a number of people hitherto unsuspected. To charge with a fault; to accuse of dishonesty; to indict for felony and arraign prior to the judge; to impeach a magistrate or a person's motives or veracity; to incriminate other people with one's self in a confession of guilt.

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