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accusation

ac·cu·sa·tion

accusation

 
pronunciation:
ae ky zeI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a statement that another person is guilty of a crime or error.
Be sure of the facts before you make this accusation.
synonyms:
charge, complaint
similar words:
summons
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The word accusation contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).