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accuse

  
  
allege, arraign, attribute, blame, censure, charge, cite, denounce, impeach, impute, incriminate, indict, point a or the finger at, recriminate, tax  
  
Antonyms     
   absolve, answer, defend, deny, exonerate, plea, reply, vindicate  
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accuse

  
  ( accuses    3rd person present)   ( accusing    present participle)   ( accused    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you accuse someone of doing something wrong or dishonest, you say or tell them that you believe that they did it.  
He was accusing my mum of having an affair with another man...      V n of n/-ing  
Talk things through in stages. Do not accuse or apportion blame.      V  
2       verb   If you are accusedof a crime, a witness or someone in authority states or claims that you did it, and you may be formally charged with it and put on trial.  
Her assistant was accused of theft and fraud by the police...      be V-ed of n  
All seven charges accused him of lying in his testimony...      V n of n  
The accused men have been given relatively light sentences.      V-ed  
3   
    accused  
    accusing  
4    If someone stands accusedof something, they have been accused of it.  
stand accused      phrase   V inflects, PHR of n/-ing  
The candidate stands accused of breaking promises even before he's in office...     

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accursed, accrue, accustomed, accurate

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