blame for (something)

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blame for (something)

To foist or assign responsibility or guilt for something on someone else (who can be mentioned between "blame" and "for"). My partner had been cooking the books for years, but because I was the CEO, I was blamed for our company's collapse. Don't blame me for your unhappiness—I told you not to take that job!
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*blame for something

the responsibility of having done something wrong or caused something bad to happen. (*Typically: accept ~; bear ~; shoulder ~; take~.) I absolutely refuse to shoulder the blame for the entire fiasco!
See also: blame, for

blame someone for something

to hold someone responsible for something; to name someone as the cause of something. Please don't blame Jill for it. She blamed herself for everything that went wrong.
See also: blame, for
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Children are not to be blamed for the faults of their parents.
The paper, published in the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly, is entitled: 'Why women are blamed for being sexually harassed: The effects of empathy for female victims and male perpetrators.'
(66) One reason for this is that oppressed people are often blamed for their lack of standing and the wrongdoing they suffer.
Governor Fayose said in a statement, on Thursday that President Buhari's claim that former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, should be blamed for the ongoing herdsmen killings across the North Central of Nigeria was indeed a national embarrassment to Nigeria.
'The President, Prime Minister, the former president and the politicians are blamed for the economic crisis but no one speaks of the wrong doings which Central Bank officials are involved in' he said.
Adiong lamented that the Maranao were being blamed for the attack on Marawi while residents of other areas previously targeted by terrorists had not been faulted at all.
Stress was largely blamed for the soaring increase in sick leave by both officers and civilian staff.
"I grow tired of the local council being blamed for everything that goes wrong in the area.
Does Cameron remember who the minister blamed for the queues?
* SIR - Your article in Country & Farming ("Flying predators being blamed for fall in numbers of other birds", September 27), with a nice photo of a red Kite and the caption "birds such as red Kites are pushing some birds to extinction", is wrong in that it blames red Kites for the demise of woodland birds.
The mam-of-four said the boys were blamed for things they hadn't done because they had a reputation.
He first shows that claims that people should not be blamed for what they cannot control have not been well defended.
STEVE STAUNTON is still the man for Andy Reid, who insists it's the players who must be blamed for Ireland's Euro 2008 failure.
Oliver also says "about the worst thing that comes from being heavy is that it puts great pressure on people's joints and inhibits their ability to exercise." But if, as Oliver and Campos both suggest, an unreasonable fear of fatness should be blamed for the bad health effects of anorexia, dangerous diet drugs, fluctuating weight, and even smoking ("a common weight loss and weight maintenance strategy," Campos notes), surely obesity can be blamed for deterring the exercise necessary to keep fit.
New Orleans officials, the federal government, and even residents who did not evacuate in time were blamed for the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when it pummeled the Gulf Coast in August.