Definition of accuse
- He accused her of being disloyal.
- He was accused of murder.
she was accused of lying on the employment application
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: to blame (someone) for something wrong or illegal : to say that someone is guilty of a fault or crime
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