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Synonyms of accuse in English:


  • 1 four people were accused of assault
    charge with, indict for, arraign for, take to court for, put on trial for, bring to trial for, prosecute for;
    summons, cite, make accusations about, lay charges against, file charges against, prefer charges against;
    North American impeach for
    archaic inculpate
    [Antonyms] absolve, clear, exonerate
  • 2 the companies have been accused of causing job losses
    blame for, hold responsible for, lay the blame on someone for, hold accountable for, hold answerable for, condemn for, criticize for, denounce for;
    impute blame to, assign guilt to, attribute liability to, declare guilty
    informal lay at the door of, point the finger at, stick on, pin on
    [Antonyms] defend, hold blameless
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    Word of the day innocuous
    Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
    not harmful or offensive