- to charge with the fault, offense, or crime (usually followed by of): He accused him of murder.
- to find fault with; blame.
- to make an accusation.
Origin of accuse
Synonyms for accuse
Antonyms for accuse
Examples from the Web for accusingly
Historical Examples of accusingly
Mary came out of her office and stopped before Trudy accusingly.The Gorgeous Girl
Brother,” the parson answered, accusingly, “it is in the Bible; it must be true.The Cruise of the Shining Light
You might be in better business than accusingly a poor boy falsely.The Cash Boy
Horatio Alger Jr.
"And you said they were so hard-boiled," Doris said accusingly to Sam, nodding at the twins.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
His unsmiling eyes are looking somberly, sternly, accusingly into hers.Wayside Courtships
- to charge (a person or persons) with some fault, offence, crime, etc; impute guilt or blame
Word Origin 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.