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Definition of "accuse" [ac•cuse]

  • To charge with a shortcoming or error. (verb-transitive)
  • To charge formally with a wrongdoing. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a charge of wrongdoing against another. (verb-intransitive)
  • To charge (a person or persons) with some fault, offence, crime, etc; impute guilt or blame (verb)

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Use "accuse" in a sentence
  • "Clinton and MCcain accuse Obama of offering nothing but pretty speaches but, you know, Speaches motivate, speaches galvanises, speaches unite disparate groups into actions that can change the world."
  • "If I used the word Israeli, you would accuse me of using a code word for Jews."
  • "(Come on Beck, I dare you call accuse Taft of being a progressive communist.)"