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accuse verb

ADV. practically, virtually She practically accused me of starting the fire! | falsely, unjustly, wrongly | angrily | openly, publicly They openly accused her of dishonesty.

VERB + ACCUSE cannot/could not You can't accuse me of being selfish.

PREP. of No one could ever accuse this government of not caring about the poor.

PHRASES stand accused of He stands accused of murdering his wife and children.