Definition of accuse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    accuse

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈkyuz//
     
    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
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