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accusation

ac·cu·sa·tion

accusation

 
pronunciation:
ae ky zeI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of accusing.
His vehement accusation frightened her, and she found she couldn't answer.
synonyms:
crimination, denunciation, incrimination, inculpation, indictment
similar words:
allegation, blame, charge, implication, recrimination
definition 2: a statement declaring another person guilty of crime, misdeed, or error.
He denied the accusation that he had divided the money unfairly.
synonyms:
charge, complaint, denunciation, indictment
similar words:
allegation, animadversion, censure, citation, gravamen, insinuation, plaint, rebuke, reproach, slur, 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 ).