[ uh-kyooz ]
/ əˈkyuz /
verb (used with object), ac·cused, ac·cus·ing.
to charge with the fault, offense, or crime (usually followed by of): He accused him of murder.
to find fault with; blame.
verb (used without object), ac·cused, ac·cus·ing.
to make an accusation.
Origin of accuse
ac·cus·a·ble, adjectiveac·cus·a·bly, adverbac·cus·ant, nounac·cus·ing·ly, adverb
in·ter·ac·cuse, verb (used with object), in·ter·ac·cused, in·ter·ac·cus·ing.non·ac·cus·ing, adjectivepre·ac·cuse, verb (used with object), pre·ac·cused, pre·ac·cus·ing.re·ac·cuse, verb (used with object), re·ac·cused, re·ac·cus·ing.self-ac·cus·ing, adjectiveun·ac·cus·a·ble, adjectiveun·ac·cus·ing, adjectiveun·ac·cus·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for accusant
/ (əˈkjuːz) /
to charge (a person or persons) with some fault, offence, crime, etc; impute guilt or blame
Derived Formsaccuser, nounaccusing, adjectiveaccusingly, adverb
Word Origin for accuse
C13: via Old French from Latin accūsāre to call to account, from ad- to + causa lawsuit
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