verb (accus, ing)
- (obsolete) An accusation - Shakespeare
- (transitive) To find fault with or attribute blame to.
- (transitive) To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense.
- (context, transitive, law) To charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; construed with of.
- For the U.S. President to be impeached, he must be accused of a high crime or misdemeanor.
Etymology: Old French acuser, French accuser, Latin accusare, to call to account, accuse; ad- + causa cause, lawsuit. Compare cause
- w:Acts of the Apostles, Acts of the Apostles 24:13,
- : Neither can they prove the things whereof they now me.
- w:Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay,
- : We are accused of having persuaded Austria and Sardinia to lay down their arms.
- (transitive) To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure.
- w:Epistle to the Romans, Epistle to the Romans 2:15,
- : Their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another.
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