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Another word for accuse


  1. To make an accusation against

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Synonym Study

  • Impeach means to charge a public official with misconduct in office, but in nonlegal usage means to challenge a person's motives, credibility, etc.
  • Arraign means to call a person before a court to be informed of pending charges
  • Indict describes the action of a grand jury and means to find a case against a person and order the person to be brought to trial
  • To charge is to make an accusation of a legal or formal nature the police charged her with jaywalking
  • Accuse means to find fault for offenses of varying gravity to accuse someone of murder, to accuse someone of carelessness