accuse (one) of

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accuse (one) of

To blame someone for a crime or wrongdoing. I can't believe he would accuse me of stealing money out of his wallet. Don't accuse him of lying without any evidence.
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accuse someone of something

to charge someone with a crime, a violation of rules or instructions, or doing something wrong. Please don't accuse me of forgetting to lock the door.
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But it takes a nasty turn when one of the women accuses one of the men of rape.
Her first film, "A Question of Silence" (1982), was about three women, strangers to one another, who kill the proprietor of a dress shop when he accuses one of them of shoplifting.