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Definition of Accuse

  ACCUSE   verb, transitive
To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged him.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
??kju:z v.tr. 1 (foll. by of) charge (a person etc.) with a fault or crime; indict (accused them of murder; was accused of stealing a car). 2 lay the blame on. °the accused the person charged with a crime. °°accuser n. accusingly adv. [ME acuse f. OF ac(c)user f. L accusare (as AC-, CAUSE)]

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