› to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad which has happened: Many people blame him for Tony's death. Poor housing is to blame for many of their health problems. They apologized for the delay and blamed it on technical problems.
I don't blame him/them/you, etc › used to say that you understand and accept the reason for what someone is doing: "I think I'll go home early." "I don't blame you - you look really tired."