verb (used with object), blamed, blam·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM blameblamer, nouno·ver·blame, verb (used with object), o·ver·blamed, o·ver·blam·ing.self-blame, nounun·blam·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for blame
Trump’s comments are just another way that he’s tried to shirk responsibility for America’s Covid-19 epidemic as the national death toll nears 200,000, effectively shifting the blame to Democratic leaders.Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.|German Lopez|September 17, 2020|Vox
It turns out there are a number of ways of divvying up the blame.
It’s easy to throw blame at university leaders and students for the chaos that schools have already experienced this year.Donald Trump has failed to protect me and other students from COVID-19|jakemeth|September 3, 2020|Fortune
A law firm preparing the city’s defense has put the blame on environmental contractors.
The Kenyan government also shared blame for being in breach of both environmental and human rights laws within the Kenyan constitution.How a grassroots campaign won $12 million taking on a lead-poisoning battery plant in Kenya|Soila Kenya|July 30, 2020|Quartz
If so, he has his silence -- on top of poor judgment -- to blame.
And who can blame them for feeling disenfranchised when they see their efforts dwarfed by the mega donors.
And in so many of these events, the pattern of “blame the victim” was quickly in evidence.
“Most of the diseases we blame on nutrition are actually diseases of disempowerment,” Bacon said.
No congratulations for those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouths and then blame the poor for being poor.
She was so ill that it was impossible for them to consider in how far she was to blame for what had happened.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
Strike a light, one of you, and lay the blame on me if Miss Ladd finds us out.I Say No|Wilkie Collins
The sources are at one in laying the blame for this trouble on Earl Eadric.Canute the Great|Laurence Marcellus Larson
I cannot blame any one else: and—though for the first ten years after the appearance of Vol.Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III|John Cleveland
He felt hurt, too, that Congress had promoted others and had only blame for him.George Washington|Calista McCabe Courtenay
British Dictionary definitions for blame
Derived forms of blameblamable or blameable, adjectiveblamably or blameably, adverb
Word Origin for blame
Idioms and Phrases with blame
see lay (the blame) on; to blame.