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accuse

verb [T] uk   /əˈkjuːz/ us  
B2 to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind: "It wasn't my fault." "Don't worry, I'm not accusing you." He's been accused of robbery/murder. Are you accusing me of lying? The surgeon was accused of negligence.stand accused of sth formal If you stand accused of doing something wrong, people say that you have done it: The government stands accused of eroding freedom of speech.
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accuser
noun [C] uk   /əˈkjuː.zər/ us    /-zɚ/
She was given the chance to face her accusers.
Translations of “accuse”
in Korean 비난하다, 고소하다…
in Arabic يَتَّهِم…
in French accuser (de)…
in Turkish suçlamak…
in Italian accusare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指控,控告, 指責, 譴責…
in Russian обвинять…
in Polish oskarżać…
in Spanish acusar…
in Portuguese acusar…
in German beschuldigen…
in Catalan acusar…
in Japanese ~を非難する, 訴える…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指控,控告, 指责, 谴责…
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