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Definition of "accuse" []

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.)"