verb (used with object), ac·cused, ac·cus·ing.
verb (used without object), ac·cused, ac·cus·ing.
Origin of accuse
Examples from the Web for accuse
There are those who accuse their games of not really being video games at all, which is ludicrous.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat|Alec Kubas-Meyer|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To accuse him of doing so is certainly an effective way to end a conversation.
And he says that those who accuse Napoleon of killing off democracy misunderstand politics in 19th century Europe.
Now Cantlie appears to accuse the Western media of skewing coverage of the month-long siege.
The Kurds accuse the Turkish government of seeing them as a greater danger than Islamic militants.
Nobody dared yet to accuse him of being a deserter from the army of the East.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
If you dare to accuse my friend of a crime he has not committed, I shall accuse you.The Red Lottery Ticket|Fortun Du Boisgobey
To accuse the lady, who was rich and influential, of being a werwolf would be useless.Werwolves|Elliott O'Donnell
I accuse man of having wilfully cast from him the noblest crown in the world—of having wrongfully abdicated.The Secret Life |Elizabeth Bisland
But they could not accuse him without any ground for doing so.The Auto Boys' Mystery|James A. Braden
British Dictionary definitions for accuse
Word Origin for accuse
Word Origin and History for accuse
c.1300, "charge (with an offense, etc.), impugn, blame," from Old French acuser "to accuse, indict, reproach, blame" (13c.), earlier "announce, report, disclose" (12c.), or directly from Latin accusare "to call to account," from ad- "against" (see ad-) + causari "give as a cause or motive," from causa "reason" (see cause (n.)). Related: Accused; accusing; accusingly.