accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate(verb)
bring an accusation against; level a charge against
"The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"
blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
"he charged the director with indifference"
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accuse(verb)To find fault with, to blame, to censure.
accuse(verb)To charge with having committed a crime or offence.
accuse(verb)To make an accusation against someone.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Arraign is an official word; a person accused of crime is arraigned when he is formally called into court, the indictment read to him, and the demand made of him to plead guilty or not guilty; in more extended use, to arraign is to call in question for fault in any formal, public, or official way. One may charge another with any fault, great or trifling, privately or publicly, formally or informally. Accuse is stronger than charge, suggesting more of the formal and criminal; a person may charge a friend with unkindness or neglect; he may accuse a tramp of stealing. Censure carries the idea of fault, but not of crime; it may be private and individual, or public and official. A judge, a president, or other officer of high rank may be impeached before the appropriate tribunal for high crimes; the veracity of a witness may be impeached by damaging evidence. A person of the highest character may be summoned as defendant in a civil suit; or he may be cited to answer as administrator, etc. Indict and arraign apply strictly to criminal proceedings, and only an alleged criminal is indicted or arraigned. One is indicted by the grand jury, and arraigned before the appropriate court.
Arraign at the bar, before the tribunal, of or for a crime; on or upon an indictment.
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Translations for accuse
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- абвінаваціць, абвінавачвацьBelarusian
- acusarCatalan, Valencian
- obviňovat, obvinitCzech
- acusar, denunciarSpanish
- cuir às lethScottish Gaelic
- tuduh, menuduhIndonesian
- 問う, 着せるJapanese
- apkaltinti, kaltintiLithuanian
- skulde, skyldeNorwegian Nynorsk
- oskarżać, oskarżyćPolish
- винить, обвинять, обвинитьRussian
- optužiti, okrivitiSerbo-Croatian
- звинувачувати, звинуватитиUkrainian
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