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"accuse" in British English

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accuseverb [T]

uk   /əˈkjuːz/  us   /əˈkjuːz/
B2 to say that someone has done something ​morallywrong, ​illegal, or ​unkind: "It wasn't my ​fault." "Don't ​worry, I'm not accusing you." He's been accused ofrobbery/​murder. Are you accusing me of lying? The ​surgeon was accused ofnegligence.
stand accused of sth formal
If you ​stand accused of doing something ​wrong, ​people say that you have done it: The ​governmentstands accused of ​erodingfreedom of ​speech.

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accuser
noun [C] uk   /əˈkjuː.zər/  us   /əˈkjuː.zɚ/
She was given the ​chance to face her accusers.
(Definition of accuse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accuse" in American English

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accuseverb [T]

 us   /əˈkjuz/
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]  us   /ˌæk·jəˈzeɪ·ʃən/
He ​denied the accusation, saying he was ​innocent.
(Definition of accuse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accuse" in Business English

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accuseverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈkjuːz/ LAW
to say that someone has done something wrong or ​illegal: accuse sb of (doing) sth He is accused of ​misleadinginvestors and ​lenders about the ​financialhealth of the ​company.
(Definition of accuse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “accuse”
in Korean 비난하다, 고소하다…
in Arabic يَتَّهِم…
in Malaysian tuduh…
in French accuser (de)…
in Russian обвинять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指控,控告, 指責, 譴責…
in Italian accusare…
in Turkish suçlamak…
in Polish oskarżać…
in Spanish acusar…
in Vietnamese buộc tội…
in Portuguese acusar…
in Thai กล่าวหา…
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…
in Indonesian menuduh, menyalahkan…
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