apportion blame

idiom

formal
: to say who should be blamed
Any attempt to apportion blame so many years after the incident is pointless.

Examples of apportion blame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those blameworthy influencers, in turn, must identify their respective influences and apportion blame among them. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 Jurors were asked to apportion blame for the accident in their verdict. Malathi Nayak, Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2022 Moscow didn’t apportion blame. Adam Schreck and Vasilisa Stepanenko, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Oct. 2022

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“Apportion blame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apportion%20blame. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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