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accuse (one) of (something)

To blame one 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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"Now, by the five corners of my beard!" shouted the Pharisee, who belonged to the sect called The Dashers (that little knot of saints whose manner of dashing and lacerating the feet against the pavement was long a thorn and a reproach to less zealous devotees-a stumbling-block to less gifted perambulators)--"by the five corners of that beard which, as a priest, I am forbidden to shave !-have we lived to see the day when a blaspheming and idolatrous upstart of Rome shall accuse us of appropriating to the appetites of the flesh the most holy and consecrated elements?
You accuse us of breaking into Captain von Heumann's state-room during the small hours of this morning, and abstracting from it this confounded pearl.
By using pseudo-documentary information and worn-out anti-Russian cliches, the United States is trying to accuse us of neglecting human rights, of persecuting NGOs and human rights activists and of a lack of democracy," the foreign ministry noted, according to TASS.
We hope that they can sit together and tell the US that if they continue to accuse us of controlling terror groups we will no longer be able to control them and hence will no longer be responsible for what they do in reaction," he said.
'Certain parties accuse us of asking for money from organisers (to sanction their events) but the money collected is used for athletes' development programmes.
'When we seek accountability from them [opposition], they accuse us of hindering proceedings of the parliament.
'I invite those who accuse us of being urban-centric 2 come 2 Layyah to see what transformation has been brought about in health sector here.
NNA - Minister of Environment Tarek al-Khatib met this Friday, along with a delegation of the Change and Reform Bloc and the Free Patriotic Movement headed by Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, with Maronite Patriarch, Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi, and said in the wake of the meeting "there is a team in the country that does not want electricity." "We are transparent, and no one can accuse us of corruption," he maintained.
'She cleared the houses and grabbed our land without providing solutions, but when I protest, they accuse us of ruining her reputation instead.
"The blockading countries accuse us of spreading lies about the telephone conversation between the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and the Saudi Crown Prince.
Say what you will about America, but you can't accuse us of ignoring the elderly.
"Leaders of BJP accuse us of corruption but they don't talk about corruption in Rajasthan, Gujarat and in Karnataka when it was in power.
We expect them to accuse us of "Monster," he police raids in Albanian houses etc.," PDSH responded.
"You could accuse us lacking a little quality at times and you could accuse us of playing the ball forward too early in the first half but there was no complaints about workrate - that would be an accusation bordering on the scandalous.
Allah forbids that attitude in His holy book and when we die, He will accuse us of seeing it and saying quiet.