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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.
See also: accuse, of

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

He who excuses himself accuses himself.

Prov. By apologizing for something, you admit that you did it. Maybe I should tell my boss I'm sorry for breaking the copy machine. On the other hand, he who excuses himself accuses himself.
See also: accuse, excuse, he, himself, who
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The hands are pointing accusingly, assigning blame to someone else.
Perhaps the most-welcome bonus feature, though, is the fact that the annoying little light will not blink accusingly at you in case of a power surge that knocks the current off temporarily, demanding that you reset it before you go mad.
of Washington Press, 1973) is accusingly invoked for acknowledging a
Because you didn't meet the plan," the higherups replied accusingly.
Mad cow, cancer-causing dioxin in food, e-coli in hamburger, other poisonous bacteria in hot dogs," she spat accusingly.
The world's forests are particularly vulnerable -- the report points accusingly at Brazil, Cambodia, Congo, Guyana, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Surinam.
No telltale droplets of blood leaking accusingly onto the floor.
No doubt these words were frequently hurled accusingly by Jesus' followers at those Jews who did not accept Jesus.
It's all in what you generate, he says, looking accusingly at the bag that holds the chips.
They stare bleakly or accusingly out toward the audience.
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You talk,' he said accusingly, "as if the staff have nothing to do, simply because there are no patients there.
Victor looked accusingly at his wife, Emily, as if she hadn't bathed recently.