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!
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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.
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I would have asked Brown who he blames for falsifying his job resume, which is instant grounds for dismissal and sometimes a criminal act.
22, 1980: An eight-year war begins as Iraq invades Iran, which it blames for inciting rebellions by Iraq's Kurdish and Shiite minorities.