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Synonyms for accuse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate(verb)

    bring an accusation against; level a charge against

    "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"

    incriminate, charge, criminate, inculpate, censure, impeach, imply, reprimand

  2. charge, accuse(verb)

    blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

    "he charged the director with indifference"

    saddle, institutionalize, buck, shoot down, commove, turn on, shoot, appoint, institutionalise, agitate, incriminate, rouse, charge, consign, point, burden, file, bill, tear, level, blame, load, bear down, criminate, commit, impeach, charge up, excite, lodge, send


  1. accuse(verb)

    censure, criminate, blame, reproach

  2. accuse(verb)

    To find fault with, to blame, to censure.

    criminate, blame, censure, reproach

  3. accuse(verb)

    To charge with having committed a crime or offence.

    For the U.S. President to be impeached, he must be accused of a high crime or misdemeanor.

    censure, criminate, blame, reproach

  4. accuse(verb)

    To make an accusation against someone.

    reproach, criminate, censure, blame

  5. accuse(verb)

    impeach, indict, charge, arraign

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accuse

    Arraign is an official word; a person accused of crime is arraigned when he is formally called into court, the indictment read to him, and the demand made of him to plead guilty or not guilty; in more extended use, to arraign is to call in question for fault in any formal, public, or official way. One may charge another with any fault, great or trifling, privately or publicly, formally or informally. Accuse is stronger than charge, suggesting more of the formal and criminal; a person may charge a friend with unkindness or neglect; he may accuse a tramp of stealing. Censure carries the idea of fault, but not of crime; it may be private and individual, or public and official. A judge, a president, or other officer of high rank may be impeached before the appropriate tribunal for high crimes; the veracity of a witness may be impeached by damaging evidence. A person of the highest character may be summoned as defendant in a civil suit; or he may be cited to answer as administrator, etc. Indict and arraign apply strictly to criminal proceedings, and only an alleged criminal is indicted or arraigned. One is indicted by the grand jury, and arraigned before the appropriate court.

    arraign, censure, charge, cite, impeach, indict, prosecute, summon

    acquit, condone, discharge, excuse, exonerate, forgive, overlook, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    Arraign at the bar, before the tribunal, of or for a crime; on or upon an indictment.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accuse

    charge, incriminate, impeach, arraign, tax, taunt, censure, cite, summon, criminate

    defend, vindicate, discharge, acquit, absolve, condone, pardon, exonerate, release

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accuse(v. a.)

    charge, impeach, arraign, indict, criminate, inculpate, incriminate, tax, inform against, call to account, take to task

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accuse(v)

    indict, charge, impeach, incriminate, arraign, criminate

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  1. Anuj Somany:

    The nexus between the wolf and the jackal to jointly harass the mammals got exposed several years back, but they still continue to play the old divide and rule game to accuse & blame each other for the atrocity and injustice on animals just to make lame claim that they are in opposition of each other. When both are seen partying together or at the same place, their crony partner fox comes to their rescue and talks through its channel that see they are not talking or looking at each other and upon this only foolish animals clap and cheer.

  2. Kathy Griffin:

    The ABC machine comes in and covers Ryan Seacrest a -- and the ‘ American Idol ’ machine comes in and covers Ryan Seacrest a --... I ’m not going to accuse Ryan of something I don’t know of but I ’m also not going to have Ryan Seacrest back. Ryan Seacrest’s fine and would n’t p -- s on me if I was on fire.

  3. Michele Hunter:

    Rental agreements often have clauses that allow landlords to invalidate a lease if it’s discovered that the tenant lied on an application, so I assume if the tenant has a pig roast, they could accuse the tenant of fraud on the rental application.

  4. Gary Nordlinger:

    While some people accuse him of being weak in international affairs, he hasn’t done anything truly stupid, they aren’t going to take Lincoln out of the Lincoln memorial to put him in there, but all in all, he’s been pretty darn successful.

  5. Mother Teresa:

    If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.

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