verb (used with object), blamed, blam·ing.
- blake, william,
- blalock-taussig operation,
- blame culture,
Origin of blame
Examples from the Web for blame
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
Word Origin for blame
c.1200, "find fault with;" c.1300, "lay blame on," from Old French blasmer (12c., Modern French blâmer) "to rebuke, reprimand, condemn, criticize," from Vulgar Latin *blastemare, from Late Latin blasphemare "revile, reproach" (see blaspheme). Replaced Old English witan with long "i." Related: Blamed; blaming.
early 13c., from Old French blasme "blame, reproach; condemnation," a back-formation from blasmer (see blame (v.)).
see lay (the blame) on; to blame.