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Definition of accuse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    accuse somebody (of something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accuse
    he / she / it accuses
    past simple accused
    -ing form accusing
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  1. 1  to say that someone has done something wrong or is guilty of something to accuse someone of murder/theft She accused him of lying. The government was accused of incompetence.
  2. 2(formal) They stand accused of crimes against humanity.
  3. Word Familyaccuse verbaccusation nounaccusing adjectiveaccusatory adjectiveaccused noun
accuser noun
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: accuse