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accuse

ac·cuse

accuse

 
pronunciation:
kyuz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: accused, accuses, accusing
definition: to blame for or charge with a crime or something wrong.
The teacher accused her of cheating.
 
synonyms:
blame, charge, denounce
similar words:
allege, frame, impeach, indict, malign, slander, sue
derivations: accusingly (adv.), accuser (n.)
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The word accuse contains the following part:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.