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Synonyms for accuse

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  1. accuseverb

    criminate, blame, reproach, censure

  2. accuseverb

    To find fault with, to blame, to censure.

    criminate, blame, censure, reproach

  3. accuseverb

    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, reproach, blame, criminate

  4. accuseverb

    To make an accusation against someone.

    reproach, criminate, censure, blame

  5. accuseverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminateverb

    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, accuseverb

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. blame someone

    thinking or saying someone is guilty.

    isabelle accused anna for stilling the candy bar.

    Submitted by Hjer9087 on November 10, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accuseverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accuseverb

    indict, charge, impeach, incriminate, arraign, criminate

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How to use accuse in a sentence?

  1. Dmitry Peskov:

    All countries accuse each other of racism, homophobia. This has nothing to do with the World Cup, as for the women of Russia, they can handle anything themselves.

  2. Mike Bloomberg:

    None of Chris Cillizzas winners accuse me of doing anything other than, maybe Chris Cillizzas winners didn't like a joke I told, i'm simply not going to end these agreements because Chris Cillizzas winners were made consensually and Chris Cillizzas winners have every right to expect Chris Cillizzas winners will stay private.

  3. Fu Cong:

    If they want to baselessly accuse China, they better be prepared to accept the counterattack from China.

  4. Henry Hon:

    A person's conscience will object and accuse when an action may be harmful to themselves and others.

  5. Mayor Bloomberg:

    None of them accuse me of doing anything other than maybe they didn't like a joke I told.

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