accuse

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 [əˈkjuːz]


Inflections of 'accuse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
accuses
v 3rd person singular
accusing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
accused
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
accused
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2019
accuse - charge
‘accuse’
If you accuse someone of doing something wrong, you say that they did it.
He accused them of drinking beer while driving.
He is accused of killing ten young women.
Be careful
Don't say that you accuse someone ‘for’ doing something wrong.
‘charge’
When the police charge someone with committing a crime, they formally accuse them of it.
He was arrested and charged with committing a variety of offences.
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