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English definition of “blame”


verb [T]     /bleɪm/
B1 to say or think that someone or something did something wrong or is responsible for something bad happening : Don't blame me (= it is not my fault ) if you miss the bus ! Hugh blames his mother for his lack of confidence . Hugh blames his lack of confidence on his mother . You can't really blame Helen for not want ing to get involved .Blaming and accusing I don't blame sb C2 said in order to tell someone that you understand why they are doing something and that you agree with the reason for doing it: I don't blame him for getting angry - she's behaving dreadfully . "I decided to leave ." "I don't blame you!"Blaming and accusing be to blame C1 to be the reason for something that happens : The hot weather is partly to blame for the water shortage .Being based on or depending on something
(Definition of blame verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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