accused

[uh-kyoozd]
adjective
1.
charged with a crime, wrongdoing, fault, etc.: the accused boy.
noun
2.
a person or persons charged in a court of law with a crime, offense, etc. (often preceded by the ).

Origin:
1585–95; accuse + -ed2

misaccused, adjective
self-accused, adjective
unaccused, adjective
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accuse

[uh-kyooz]
verb (used with object), accused, accusing.
1.
to charge with the fault, offense, or crime (usually followed by of ): He accused him of murder.
2.
to find fault with; blame.
verb (used without object), accused, accusing.
3.
to make an accusation.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English ac(c)usen < Old French acuser < Latin accūsāre to call to account (ac- ac- + -cūs-, combining form of caus-; see cause)

accusable, adjective
accusably, adverb
accusant, noun
accusingly, adverb
interaccuse, verb (used with object), interaccused, interaccusing.
nonaccusing, adjective
preaccuse, verb (used with object), preaccused, preaccusing.
reaccuse, verb (used with object), reaccused, reaccusing.
self-accusing, adjective
unaccusable, adjective
unaccusing, adjective
unaccusingly, adverb

accuse, allege, charge.


1. arraign, indict; incriminate, impeach.


1, 2. exonerate.
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accuse (əˈkjuːz)
 
vb
to charge (a person or persons) with some fault, offence, crime, etc; impute guilt or blame
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin accūsāre to call to account, from ad- to + causa lawsuit]
 
ac'cuser
 
n
 
ac'cusing
 
adj
 
ac'cusingly
 
adv

accused (əˈkjuːzd)
 
n
law the accused the defendant or defendants appearing on a criminal charge

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Word Origin & History

accuse
c.1300, from O.Fr. acuser "to accuse" (13c.), earlier "announce, report, disclose" (12c.), from L. accusare "to call to account," from ad- "against" + causari "give as a cause or motive," from causa "reason." Accusatory is first attested c.1600, from L. accusatorius. Noun accused "person charged with
a crime" is recorded from 1590s.
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Example sentences
Six officers have been suspended after being accused of mistreating suspects
  last year, the police said.
Already this year, he has backed two ministers accused of shady dealings, both
  of whom subsequently resigned.
The authorities have been accused of sacrificing those provinces to protect the
  capital's affluent business districts.
No one has ever accused me of being extravagant, but buying this exquisite
  little urn came close.
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