Part of speech:
To find fault with; criticize:
To carry (an action) through to its final decision
To begin working on energetically; undertake (a problem, task, etc.) vigorously
To cause one to think of (something); evoke. Often used with up:
Fault is defined as to blame or to commit a mistake.
Think less of someone for something they have done wrong.
A person who betrays his or her country, cause, friends, etc.; one guilty of treason or treachery
To utter a slander about
To impose and collect a tax on (something).
To condemn openly as being wrong or reprehensible.
(Marketing) To associate a product or service with a trademark or other name and related images.
To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
The definition of incriminate is to make someone seem guilty or to implicate someone in wrongdoing.
To prosecute or defend (a lawsuit or legal action); pursue (a legal case).
To catch and keep (one's attention, sight, etc.)
To anticipate; especially, to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.
To publish or broadcast a libel about (a person).
To betray is to be disloyal, to reveal secrets, or to reveal your location to an enemy.
To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
To refer to or mention as by way of example, proof, or precedent
(Obs.) To convince or convict
Possible to impute or ascribe; attributable:
Challenge means to stop someone and ask for their identification.
(Law) To charge (a party) by indictment.
To spread easily in an undesired way:
Making or containing an accusation; accusing
Deserving to be blamed
Deserving rebuke or censure:
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.
The definition of an aspersion is an unfavorable or damaging remark about someone or something.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The party that institutes a suit in a court.
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.
(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.
To approach and speak to; greet first, before being greeted, esp. in an intrusive way
To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
To load to capacity; fill:
To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
To mark (a score) with directions for the way to use the fingers
To give (a story, remark, anecdote, action, etc.) extra force or special emphasis, as by repetition or elaboration
Repudiate is to refuse to have anything to do with or to reject in a public way.
To make known (something hidden or kept secret); disclose; divulge
To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
(Obs.) To avenge
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.
(Informal, Dial.) To take legal action (against)
(Obs.) To set a price on; appraise
To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
To allow (an offense or fault) to pass without punishment or disfavor.
To clear of guilt or blame.
To forgive misconduct.
- 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
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