[ UK /ɐkjˈuːz/ ]
[ US /əkˈjuz/ ]
  1. bring an accusation against; level a charge against
    The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse
  2. blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
    he charged the director with indifference
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How To Use accuse In A Sentence

  • He had accused three opposition members of corrupt practices.
  • United Brands produced bananas, and was accused of a variety of abusive practices which were said to infringe Article 86.
  • They are accused of hatching a decade-long plot to keep wholesale oil prices artificially high. The Sun
  • Fear that someone will accuse them of being a right wing ultra-orthograph fanatic? The Volokh Conspiracy » What Kind of People Affiliate with Human Rights Watch’s Middle East Division?
  • The footman accuses the cook, she accuses the needlewoman, and the latter accuses the other two.
  • Defence lawyers routinely accuse victims who failed to make 'vigorous enough' protests, as in fact having consented.
  • He then accused the powers that be of failing to appreciate younger people's culture.
  • The consecutive statements, allegations, and counterallegations made in turn by plaintiff and defendant, or prosecutor and accused, in a legal proceeding.
  • She was accused of failing to keep her promise to work with the aviation industry to improve the choice of destinations.
  • In her dying depositions she accused Osio of having pushed her in; and there seems little doubt that he did so; for while she was struggling in the water, he disengaged his harquebuss from his mantle and struck her several blows upon the head and hands. Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 The Catholic Reaction
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