Accuse synonyms

ə-kyo͝oz'
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To find fault with; criticize:
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To carry (an action) through to its final decision
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To cause one to think of (something); evoke. Often used with up:
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To begin working on energetically; undertake (a problem, task, etc.) vigorously
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Having a sense of guilt.
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Fault is defined as to blame or to commit a mistake.
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Think less of someone for something they have done wrong.
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A person who betrays his or her country, cause, friends, etc.; one guilty of treason or treachery
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To utter a slander about
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To impose and collect a tax on (something).
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To condemn openly as being wrong or reprehensible.
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(Marketing) To associate a product or service with a trademark or other name and related images.
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To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
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To incriminate.
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The definition of incriminate is to make someone seem guilty or to implicate someone in wrongdoing.
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To connect or involve in an unfavorable or criminal way with something.
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To prosecute or defend (a lawsuit or legal action); pursue (a legal case).
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To catch and keep (one's attention, sight, etc.)
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To anticipate; especially, to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.
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To publish or broadcast a libel about (a person).
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To betray is to be disloyal, to reveal secrets, or to reveal your location to an enemy.
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To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
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To refer to or mention as by way of example, proof, or precedent
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(Obs.) To convince or convict
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To disgrace, or bring shame upon someone.
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Possible to impute or ascribe; attributable:
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(Law) To demonstrate in court that a testimony under oath contradicts another testimony from the same person, usually one taken during deposition.
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Challenge means to stop someone and ask for their identification.
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(Law) To charge, try.
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(Law) To charge (a party) by indictment.
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(Intransitive) To accuse in return, state an accusation in return.
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To spread easily in an undesired way:
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(Idiomatic) to accuse or blame
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To defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
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To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
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To allow (an offense or fault) to pass without punishment or disfavor.
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Making or containing an accusation; accusing
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Having been accused; being the target of accusations.
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Deserving to be blamed
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That causes someone to be blamed for something
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Liable to sin; subject to transgress the divine law.
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In the way of recriminations.
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Deserving rebuke or censure:
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(Obsolete) An accuser.
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The definition of an accusation is a statement made against a person that they have done something wrong, or is the wrongdoing that a person is accused of having done.
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One who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault.
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The definition of an aspersion is an unfavorable or damaging remark about someone or something.
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A false and malicious statement about someone that is intended to injure his or her reputation. See also obloquy, defamation, and slander.
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One who denounces, publishes, or proclaims, especially intended or coming evil; one who threatens or accuses.
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(Theology) A setting of something to the account of; the attribution of personal guilt or personal righteousness of another; as, the imputation of the sin of Adam, or the righteousness of Christ.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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A person who tells authorities about improper or illegal activity.
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The party that institutes a suit in a court.
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The definition of a prosecutor is a lawyer who represents the people and who works for some type of government body, such as a District Attorney's office.
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(Law) A defense in an action for divorce in which the party against whom the divorce is sought accuses the party seeking the divorce of equivalent misconduct, potentially depriving the party seeking the divorce of the right to maintain the action.
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(Obsolete) A female traitor.
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To approach and speak to; greet first, before being greeted, esp. in an intrusive way
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To make a claim as justification or proof; to make an assertion without proof.
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To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
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To load to capacity; fill:
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(Construed with of) To accuse, incriminate, impeach.
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To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
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To mark (a score) with directions for the way to use the fingers
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To call upon (a person, especially a god) for help, assistance or guidance.
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To give (a story, remark, anecdote, action, etc.) extra force or special emphasis, as by repetition or elaboration
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Repudiate is to refuse to have anything to do with or to reject in a public way.
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To make known (something hidden or kept secret); disclose; divulge
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To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
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To clear of guilt or blame.
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Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.
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To forgive misconduct.
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The definition of arraign is to bring a person in front of a judge to formally charge him with a crime and to record his response.
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(Informal, Dial.) To take legal action (against)
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To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
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(Intransitive) To criticize excessively
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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
Find another word for accuse. In this page you can discover 121 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for accuse, like: blame, sue, summon, attack, guilty, fault, hold-against, traitor, slander, tax and denounce.