Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “accuse”


verb [T]     /əˈkjuːz/
B2 to say that someone has done something bad : He was falsely accused of murder . [+ of + doing sth] She accused Andrew of lying to her.Blaming and accusingTaking legal action
accuser noun [C]
(Definition of accuse verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Blaming & accusing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Expressing opposition & disapproval topic area:

Definitions of “accuse” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More