Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Accuse"

The meaning of "Accuse" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does to accuse mean?
A: It means to tell someone that you believe they have done something bad. "He accused her of stealing the money."
Q: What does accuse mean?
A: To claim someone did something.

She accused me of stealing her pen!
Q: What does accuse mean?
A: To blame someone falsely
Q: What does the accused mean?
A: The one who is being questioned to have done something wrong (broken the law). They can also be charged for a crime in a trial.

Example sentences using "Accuse"

Q: Please show me example sentences with to accuse.
A: she accused her coworker of stealing her lunch. I was accused of plagiarism.
Q: Please show me example sentences with accused.
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Q: Please show me example sentences with innocent of.. / accused of .
A: I was innocent of the crime I was accused of.
Q: Please show me example sentences with accuse of.
A: You should not accuse someone of lying unless you are absolutely sure they are not telling the truth.

Synonyms of "Accuse" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between accuse and blame ?
A: They are similar. If you accuse someone it is more serious and direct because you want the other person to know. She accused him of lying = She told him that she thought he was lying. Blame is never used in a courtroom (accuse is used) and the person doesn’t always know. She blames her father for her red hair = She inherited her red hair from her father (her father has red hair also). You would not say she accuses her father for her red hair.
Q: What is the difference between to accuse and to blame ?
A: Difference 1: Grammar. You "accuse someone OF something", you "blame someone FOR something"/"blame something ON someone".
E.g. "Mary accused Bill of murder"
"Mary blamed Bill for the murder"
"Mary blamed the murder on Bill"

Difference 2: "Accuse" has to be an external action, declaring that someone is responsible for something. "Blame" can just be the belief that someone is responsible, you don't have to declare it.
E.g. "Anthony blamed Susan for the crime, but he would never accuse her publicly"

Difference 3: It's subtle, but you normally "accuse" someone of an act, whereas you "blame" them with the consequence of an act.
E.g. "John accused the factories of causing pollution"
"John blamed factories for the heavy pollution"

You're right that the distinction can get blurry here.
Q: What is the difference between accuse and blame ?
A: there is no difference
Q: What is the difference between You're always accusing me and You're always blaming me ?
A: When you accuse someone you are saying that they did something wrong. When you blame someone, something bad had happened and you are saying they are responsible for it
Q: What is the difference between accuse and blame ?
A: When you accuse someone of doing something wrong, it is a legal term that leaves the question open of whether the person is truly guilty or not. This person can defend themselves and try to prove their innocence. When you blame someone you are basically calling them guilty without question.

Translations of "Accuse"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? The accused was found innocent
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? accuse
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? accuse
A: If you think someone has stolen something you would ‘accuse’ them of stealing

Or

If you have been accused by someone, they think that you have done/said something
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? accused
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? accuse
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Other questions about "Accuse"

Q: How can you accuse me of lying? does this sound natural?
A: It sounds natural.
Q: accused does this sound natural?
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