Definition of accusation
- The evidence confirms the accusations made against him.
- She denied the accusation.
Investigators have made accusations of corruption against a group of former officials.
The police are investigating serious accusations of wrongdoing.
He denied the accusation that he had lied to the police.
There was a hint of accusation in his voice when he asked her where she had been.
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: a claim that someone has done something wrong or illegal : a charge that someone has committed a fault or crime
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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