Meaning of “blame” - Learner’s Dictionary

blame

verb [ T ] us uk /bleɪm/
Extra Examples
They blamed the low turnout on the bad weather.To his credit, Bill never blamed her for the incident.It's unfair to blame Frank for everything.You can't blame Tom for everything that goes wrong.And then he had the nerve to blame me for his mistake!

B1 to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad that 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."

(Definition of “blame verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)