lay the blame/responsibility on

Definition of lay the blame/responsibility on

  1. :  to blame (someone for something) The author lays the blame/responsibility for the state of the environment squarely on the government.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to beat or strike down with force

    :  to put or set down

    :  to place for rest or sleep

  1. :  covert, lair

    :  something (such as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)

    :  line of action :  plan

  1. : past tense oflie

  1. :  a simple narrative poem :  ballad

    :  melody, song

  1. :  of or relating to the laity :  not ecclesiastical

    :  of or relating to members of a religious house occupied with domestic or manual work

    :  not of a particular profession

blameplay
  1. :  to find fault with :  censure

    :  to hold responsible

    :  to place responsibility for

  1. :  an expression of disapproval or reproach :  censure

    :  a state of being blameworthy :  culpability

    :  fault, sin

responsibilityplay
  1. :  the quality or state of being responsible: such as

    :  moral, legal, or mental accountability

    :  reliability, trustworthiness


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