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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If you accuse one of us, you accuse the entire church.
As Dexter tries to accuse one of his friends of taking the money, the road trip turns sour for everybody as Jay and Abi fall out and Peter opens up to Lola about What Happened In Devon.
And still the judges have the nerve to accuse one of the girls of looking like something out of Playboy.
The professional-looking pages label local councillors 'f*** nuts', accuse one of having his 'brain in his a**', use a picture of the KKK to illustrate local people and refer to hardcore sex acts.
You couldn't accuse one of my players of hiding out there today.
It is one thing to accuse one of being a drunk when one is drunk, another when one is sober.