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acusar

Translation of acusar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (culpar) ¿me estás acusando a mí?
    are you accusing me?
    cada vez que falta algo me acusan a mí
    every time something goes missing they blame o accuse me
    acusar a alguien de algo
    to accuse somebody of something
    me acusan de haber faltado a mi palabra
    they accuse me of breaking my word
    they say I didn't keep my word
    1.2 (Derecho)acusar a alguien de algo
    to charge somebody with something
    lo han acusado de cuatro delitos de estafa
    he has been charged with four counts of fraud
    está detenido acusado de espionaje
    he is being held on charges of spying o he is charged with spying
    1.3 [familiar] (delatar) See examples: lo acusó a or con la maestra
    she went to the teacher and told on him
    [familiar]
    she snitched to the teacher
    (inglés norteamericano) [familiar]
  • 2 (mostrar, revelar)
    to show signs of
    acusaban el cansancio del viaje
    they were showing signs of fatigue after their journey
  • 3 (reconocer) See examples: acusar recibo de algo (Correspondencia)
    to acknowledge receipt of something

also: acusarse verbo pronominal

  • (reflexivo) acusarse de algo
    to confess to something
Example sentences
  • Sobre todo en un sector que acusa falta de democracia.
  • Asimismo acusó a las autoridades universitarias de dirigir los procesos tanto para nombramiento y contrato de docentes y personal administrativo.
  • Los locales no tuvieron tiempo de acusar el golpe.

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