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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.
See also: accuse, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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During the course of these troubles, the emperors of Blefusca did frequently expostulate by their ambassadors, accusing us of making a schism in religion, by offending against a fundamental doctrine of our great prophet Lustrog, in the fifty-fourth chapter of the Blundecral (which is their Alcoran).
Kyle, for deciding for me and all Lake County residents what's best for us and accusing us of racism.
They're accusing us of being dirty but I don't know what dirty things we did.'
Those accusing us of holding rallies with the assistance of foreign funding should now approach court and prove their claims, he said.
KIRKBY councillor Dave Lonergan insinuated that us residents are deluded and accusing us of living in a past which never existed (Kirkby is on track, ECHO, November 16).
I cannot recall any cases of misconduct or bad behaviour against any Africans that they are accusing us of.
"The Resistance is surely an agreed upon matter unlike the issue of weapons," he said, strongly condemning March 8 attitude "pretending to be priests and accusing us of being Zionists."
"We do not know why the Iranians are accusing us of initiating a war against the Houthi rebels." He added that "Ahmadinejad's statements interfere with Yemeni domestic affairs," AN NAHAR quoted Faisal as saying.
Some people try to suggest that we should move on as a city from this disaster and use it as yet another stick to beat Liverpool with, accusing us of self-pity.
Singer Keith Murray says: "Depp is accusing us of owing him EUR28,000.
The Catholics of this nation must be told of the consequences they will face if they pay only lip service to the words they speak at the beginning of every Mass, "Forgive me, Father, for what I have done and what I have failed to do." By failure to live up to our Christian beliefs, when we stand before God to be judged, there will be a small hand pointing a finger directly at us and accusing us of not having the fortitude to stand up for what we have been taught.
RUSSELL Goodway took the chance to have a dig at the Echo at a public meeting last night, accusing us of trivialising council issues.
"It was pure character assassination, accusing us of belonging to a 'cult-like' religious group in which women weren't allowed to express opinions." That smear reflects the fact that Noelle refused to cooperate in several efforts made by social workers to enlist her support against Joshua's decision to reject federal and state welfare aid.
Take the despicable Robert Mugabe, who tries to bully us into silence by accusing us of racism if we dare to criticise his tyrannical regime.