- vt. 控告; 控诉; 谴责 say that sb has done sth wrong or is guilty of sth
bring an accusation against; level a charge against;
"The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"
blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against;
"he charged the director with indifference"
- How dare you accuse me of lying!
- We resolve not to accuse them to avoid troubles.
- I mustered up enough courage to accuse him.
- He was accused of incompetence.
- As long as you do what you can, no one will accuse you even if you fail it in the future.
- The police accused him.
- Public opinion accuses corruption.
- He used to accuse the times.
- He was quite wrong accused.
- They accused his brother as Tom's accomplice.
- He was accused as an accomplice.
- The angry man gives her an accusing look.
- Husband and wife turned coldly accusing backs toward each other.
- accuse for (v.+prep.)
因…而指责某人或某事 say sb/sth has done wrong owing to sth
accuse sb/sth for sth
They accused me for the delay.
Man often accuses nature for his own misfortune.
- accuse of (v.+prep.)
指责,控告 say that (sb) is guilty of (sth wrong)
accuse sb of sth
The police accused him of murder.
He accused the man of theft.
They accused me of carelessness.
They accused the police of brutality.
He was accused of murder.
He was accused of daylight robbery.
The government was accused of incompetence.
Of what was he accused?
I've been accused of many things in my life, but never of cowardice〔being coward〕.
我一生受到过种种指责,但还从来没有人指责我懦弱呢。accuse sb of v-ing
They accused their government of betraying the interests of the people.
She accused him of lying.
Are you accusing me of cheating?
We accused him of taking bribes.
The report accused the government of shirking its responsibilities.
The French accuse us of being reserved.
He accused them of having broken their words.
He accused me of having neglected my duty.
He is accused of killing ten young women.
He was accused of robbing a bank.
The man was accused of being a spy.
- accuse social evils 谴责社会弊端
- accuse determinedly 强烈地指责
- accuse falsely 诬告
- accuse indignantly 愤慨地指责
- accuse publicly 公开指控
- accuse sternly 严厉地指责
- accuse unjustly 不公正地指责
- accuse wrongly 错怪
- accuse sb as an accomplice 控告某人是同犯
- accuse sb for the delay 埋怨延误是某人造成的
- accuse sb of 指控某人犯有…罪
- accuse sb of a crime 控告某人犯罪
- accuse sb of carelessness 指责某人粗心
- accuse sb of corruption 控告某人贪污腐化
- accuse sb of cowardice 责备某人怯懦
- accuse sb of favoritism 指责某人偏心
- accuse sb of fraud 控告某人诈骗
- accuse sb of laziness 指责某人懒惰
- accuse sb of murder 控告某人谋杀
- accuse sb of theft 控告某人盗窃
- accuse sb of neglecting spellings 责备某人不注意拼写
- accuse sb of having committed a crime 控告某人犯法
Accuse not a seruant vnto his master.出自：Bible (AV): Proverbs
- accuse的基本意思是“控告; 控诉; 谴责”,在正式场合或非正式场合、私人或法律上都可使用。在主语方面,主要指官方或个人对某人或他人进行直接地、尖刻地、当面地指责,有时含有诋毁或非难的意思。在宾语方面,多指因粗心、失信或不负责任而受指责。
- accuse后接for短语则表示“把某事归罪于某人”。accuse of可接表示罪行错误的名词,也可接动名词的一般式和完成式。
They accused him of murder.
- accuse后不可接that从句，如不可说She was accused that ...；
accuse sb of sth/of doing sth中of后强调“指责，指控的内容”。
They accused Tony of cheating.
The accused was a young man.
An accused was released yesterday.
- accuse, charge
- 这组词都有“控告,控诉; 指责”的意思。其区别是：
- 1.accuse 使用范围较广,主要用于一般的指责,也可用于法律上的正式控告; charge 比 accuse 正式,通常指在法庭上依法控告,也可以引申地使用于指责某人违反公认的行为准则。
- accuse, blame, condemn, rebuke, scold
- She is always scolding.她总是骂个不停。
- 2.blame指因出差错而受责备; condemn指某人有不好的行为而受责备; rebuke指因某人有不好的态度而责备; 而accuse多指因粗心、失信或不负责任而受指责,有时也作“控告”“谴责”解。例如:
- It's all my fault.I'm to blame.这都是我的错,都怪我。
- I did not condemn him for what he had done.我并没有因他的所作所为而指责他。
- She rebuked her lawyer for his authoritarian attitude to his clients.她指责她的律师对待委托人的命令式态度。
- They accused me of carelessness.他们指责我粗心大意。
- 3.accuse常用于accuse sb of sth结构；而blame常用于blame sb for sth结构。
- ☆ 14世纪进入英语，直接源自古法语的accuse，意为宣告，报告；最初源自拉丁语的accusare，意为给理由,负责。
- accusation n. 控告 ‖ accuser n. 原告