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accuse

verb [T]  /əˈkjuz/ us  
to say that someone is responsible for a crime or for having done something wrong: He was accused of failing to pay his taxes. She accused me of lying.
accusation
noun [C]  /ˌæk·jəˈzeɪ·ʃən/ us  
He denied the accusation, saying he was innocent.
(Definition of accuse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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