transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- acusar to accuse sb
ofsth/ -ingacusar a algn dealgo/+ infinitive/infinitivothey were accused of racial discrimination/of distorting the facts los acusaron de discriminación racial/de tergiversar los hechos they stand accused of murder/robbery se les acusa de asesinato/robo our whole society stands accused la sociedad entera es la responsableMore example sentences
- He cannot overcome the problem of showing either that he is ‘charged’ or that he is accused of any ‘criminal offence’.
- The prosecuting solicitor objected to bail on the basis that he was accused of an imprisonable offence and there were substantial grounds for believing he would abscond from the jurisdiction of the court.
- A prosecutor in Nashville is accused of manipulating evidence to send a defendant to death row.
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