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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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Here, thrown up ten sizes, are the natal autographs of the two persons who are here before you accused of murdering Judge Driscoll.
The day after my return to Lille, my brother in his turn succeeded in making his escape; I was accused of complicity, and was condemned to remain in his place till he should be again a prisoner.
I shall not copy the uncouth language, full of needless repetitions (and, if I know anything of the subject, not guiltless of bad grammar as well), in which my innocent husband was solemnly and falsely accused of poisoning his first wife.
If my sister, in the security of retirement, with as little opportunity as inclination to do evil, could not avoid censure, we must not rashly condemn those who, living in the world and surrounded with temptations, should be accused of errors which they are known to have the power of committing.
As a mother she is unexceptionable; her solid affection for her child is shown by placing her in hands where her education will be properly attended to; but because she has not the blind and weak partiality of most mothers, she is accused of wanting maternal tenderness.
Yes, the lady of Sir William Phips was accused of being a witch and of flying through the air to attend witch-meetings.
And what if I had been accused of robbing a dead man, Gaffer?
AN eminent Justice of the Supreme Court of Patagascar was accused of having obtained his appointment by fraud.
BAIL GRANTED: The ATC granted bail to a man accused of involvement in arms and ammunition smuggling.
Islamabad -- The police arrested a man accused of molesting 12-year old Filipino Child Wednesday from a hotel near Khana Pul.
In another action against criminal elements, two accused of robbery were arrested by the Surjani town police.
Counsel for the accused Ostoja Stanisic filed an appeal on the grounds of the essential violations of the criminal procedure provisions, incorrectly and incompletely established state of facts, and the sentencing decision, and moved the Court to revise the Trial Judgment and acquit the accused of the charges, or to revoke the contested Judgment and order a hearing before the Appellate Panel.
A 37-year-old man pleaded with Jwaneng magistrate to grant him bail in a case in which he is accused of causing death by reckless driving.
KARACHI -- The anti-terrorism court in Karachi has preserved the order on petitions filed by Dr Asim Hussain and other accused of massive corruption, until June 18 this current month.
All the men are accused of casting their reels without a licence - a charge brought by Wales' environment body Natural Resources Wales.