accuse (one) of (something)

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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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"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.
He acquitted the accused of the charges by extending the benefit of doubt to him and directed the prison authorities to release him forthwith if his custody was not required in any other case.
KARACHI -- City court has extended physical remand of Atif Zaman accused of murdering anchorpersons Mureed Abbass and his accomplice Khizer Hyyat until July 19.
Abbasi was an accused of allotting a welfare plot illegally, he said.
Osego Mosetlhane, who was not asked to plead is accused of threatening the complainant by allegedly uttering the words, 'Gompieno ke a go bolaya ,ke bo ke ipolaya' on May 26
Baladi is accused of being involved in fake schemes on Facebook and OLX, and of committing corruption worth more than Rs21 million.
MULTAN -- An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Multan on Saturday handed an 18-year prison sentence to a man accused of robbery for threatening and hurling his shoe at a civil judge during his hearing.
A shoemaker, Adekole Farajimi, accused of stealing seven pairs of shoes worth N35,000, was on Friday arraigned before a Badagry Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos State.