Noun Accuse Definition and Examples







Charge (someone) with an offence or crime.
  1. 'The police were then notified and, with minimal interrogation, the alleged firebug confessed to the gamut of crimes he was accused of.'
  2. 'Captured in Dumbarton castle in 1571 after Mary's cause had collapsed, he was accused of complicity in the murders of Darnley and of Moray, and hanged at Stirling.'
  3. 'Under the law, a person who has already committed a crime such as assault or breach of the peace can have an extra element added to their charge accusing them of committing an offence aggravated by religious hatred.'
  4. 'Phoenix ran from the room like a man guilty of the crimes he had been accused of.'
  5. 'He cannot overcome the problem of showing either that he is ‘charged’ or that he is accused of any ‘criminal offence’.'
  6. 'It is ironic that if he had been accused of sex crimes while working with children, he would almost certainly have been placed on secret lists which schools have access to.'
  7. 'Socrates is certainly not guilty of the crimes he is accused of.'
  8. 'It is an effort to remember whether the subjects of Celebrity Justice were famous before being charged with something bad or they became notorious after they were accused of a crime.'
  9. 'He only turns to crime for revenge when he is accused of the attempted murder of a policeman.'
  10. 'In a 460-page indictment they were accused of several counts of gross embezzlement, a punishable offence which could attract sentences of up to 10 years prison.'
  11. 'He was always tossing clubs and accusing me of getting yardages wrong.'
  12. 'You turned up late, and she is probably lost and now, you accuse me of giving you the wrong venue?'
  13. 'They dismissed his claims, accusing him of trying to stir up racial tension for political advantage.'
  14. 'The NUT was accused of overreacting when it claimed that the deal would mean support staff taking classes.'
  15. 'An ice-cream vendor severely slashed a Bangkok dentist with a small sword after accusing him of pulling the wrong tooth, police said yesterday.'
  16. 'The Independent Schools accused Edinburgh University of being unfair and claimed it was getting harder and harder for their pupils to get places.'
  17. 'Some of these women come to the mission claiming that they had been accused of witchcraft.'
  18. 'The director accuses you of asking the wrong questions, not translating precisely enough.'
  19. 'He accused her of getting her facts wrong and ‘contributing to the muddle’ over foot and mouth.'
  20. 'I also had a Fiesta in the driveway and one of the men accused me of giving him the wrong keys.'
((n.) Accusation.)


Why do you accuse my son?
Don't accuse others for your own failure.
You can't accuse him of stealing unless you have proof.
You have done these things, and I kept silence. You thought that the "I AM" was just like you. I will rebuke you, and accuse you in front of your eyes.
How can you accuse me of such a thing? I would never lay a hand on my child.
Don't accuse the leader.
You'd better be very sure before you accuse her of anything.
You'd better be very sure before you accuse him of anything.
You'd better be very sure before you accuse them of anything.
Do not accuse me of anything.
They do not accuse me, they insult; they do not fight me, they calumniate, and they don't allow me the right of defense.
Do people ever accuse you of being obnoxious?
Do people ever accuse you of being conceited?
Do people accuse you of being disorganized?
Do people ever accuse you of being obsessive?
Do people ever accuse you of being pompous?
Do people ever accuse you of being overemotional?
Do people ever accuse you of being obstinate?
Do people ever accuse you of being quick-tempered?
Do people ever accuse you of being rude?

Middle English: from Old French acuser, from Latin accusare ‘call to account’, from ad- ‘towards’ + causa ‘reason, motive, lawsuit’.

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