Accuse

  • 1 accusé — accusé, ée [ akyze ] n. • XIIIe; de accuser 1 ♦ Personne à qui on impute une faute, un délit (⇒aussi inculpé, prévenu). L accusé bénéficie jusqu au jugement de la présomption d innocence. Dr. Inculpé qu un arrêt de la Chambre d accusation a… …

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  • 2 accusé — accusé, ée (a ku zé, zée) 1°   Part. passé. Accusé d un crime. Accusé d aspirer au trône. •   Les vents, les mêmes vents si longtemps accusés Ne te couvriront pas de ses vaisseaux brisés ?, RAC. Iph. V, 4. •   Un homme, justement accusé d… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 Accuse — Ac*cuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accusing}.] [OF. acuser, F. accuser, L. accusare, to call to account, accuse; ad + causa cause, lawsuit. Cf. {Cause}.] 1. To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 accuse — ac·cuse vb ac·cused, ac·cus·ing [Latin accusare to find fault with, charge with a crime, from ad to, at + causa legal case, trial] vt: to charge with an offense judicially or by a public process compare indict vi: to make or bring an accusation… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 accusé — Accusé, [accus]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe. Accusé de meurtre, de vol, &c. Il est quelquefois substantif. L Accusateur & l accusé. tout accusé n est pas coupable …

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  • 6 accuse — accuse, charge, incriminate, indict, impeach, arraign denote in common to declare a person guilty of a fault or offense. Accuse is typically immediate and personal and often suggests directness or sharpness of imputation or censure; charge… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 accuse — [ə kyo͞oz′] vt. accused, accusing [ME acusen < OFr acuser < L accusare, to call to account < ad , to + causa, CAUSE] 1. to find at fault; blame 2. to bring formal charges against (of doing wrong, breaking the law, etc.) the accused Law… …

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  • 8 accuse — UK US /əˈkjuːz/ verb [T] LAW ► to say that someone has done something wrong or illegal: accuse sb of (doing) sth »He is accused of misleading investors and lenders about the financial health of the company …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 accuse — (v.) c.1300, charge (with an offense, etc.), impugn, blame, from O.Fr. acuser to accuse, indict, reproach, blame (13c.), earlier announce, report, disclose (12c.), or directly from L. accusare to call to account, from ad against (see AD (Cf. ad… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 accuse — ► VERB (often accuse of) 1) charge with an offence or crime. 2) claim that (someone) has done (something wrong). DERIVATIVES accusatory adjective accuser noun. ORIGIN Latin accusare call to account , from causa reason, motive, lawsuit …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Accuse — Ac*cuse , n. Accusation. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 accuse — [v] place blame for wrongdoing, fault allege, apprehend, arraign, arrest, attack, attribute, betray, blame, blow the whistle*, brand, bring charges, censure, charge, cite, complain, criminate, denounce, file claim, finger*, frame, hang something… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 accuse — 01. He has been [accused] of murder in the death of his business partner. 02. She [accused] him of being mean to his dog. 03. She gave him an [accusing] look, and said that she didn t trust him. 04. His wife claimed she believed him, but gave him …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 accuse — verb ADVERB ▪ falsely, unjustly, wrongfully, wrongly ▪ angrily ▪ openly, publicly ▪ They openly accused …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 accuse */*/*/ — UK [əˈkjuːz] / US [əˈkjuz] verb [transitive] Word forms accuse : present tense I/you/we/they accuse he/she/it accuses present participle accusing past tense accused past participle accused to say that someone has done something wrong or committed …

    English dictionary

  • 16 accuse — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. charge with, blame, censure, hold responsible, arraign, indict, impeach, prefer charges, file a claim, challenge, denounce, fault, find fault, attack, brand, impute, involve, inculpate, incriminate, implicate, summon,… …

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  • 17 accuse — ac|cuse [ ə kjuz ] verb transitive *** to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime: accuse someone of doing something: I do not want to accuse him of telling lies. accuse someone of something: She claims that her boss… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 accuse — /əˈkjuz / (say uh kyoohz) verb (t) (accused, accusing) 1. to bring a charge against; charge with the fault or crime: to accuse the defendant of a crime. 2. to ascribe fault to: to accuse someone of being lazy. {Latin accūsāre accuse, blame;… …

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  • 19 accuse of — phr verb Accuse of is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑indictment Accuse of is used with these nouns as the object: ↑adultery, ↑cover up, ↑cowardice, ↑disloyalty, ↑favouritism, ↑impropriety, ↑incompetence, ↑involvement, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 accuse — [13] Accuse comes via Old French acuser from the Latin verb accūsāre, which was based on the noun causa ‘cause’ – but cause in the sense not of ‘something that produces a result’, but of ‘legal action’ (a meaning preserved in English cause list,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins