HyperDic: accusation

English > 2 senses of the word accusation:
NOUNcommunicationaccusation, accusala formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person
communicationaccusation, chargean assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
accusation > pronunciation
Soundsae.kyahzey'shahn; ae.kyuwzey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > accusation: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt.
Synonymaccusal
Narrowerallegation(law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
blame gameAccusations exchanged among people who refuse to accept sole responsibility for some undesirable event
implicationAn accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
imprecationA slanderous accusation
imputationA statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)
incrimination, inculpation, blameAn accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
indictmentAn accusation of wrongdoing
informationformal accusation of a crime
prefermentThe act of making accusations
recriminationmutual accusations
self-accusation, self-condemnationAn admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
Broadercharge, complaint(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
Spanishacusación, denunciación, denuncia, imputación
Catalanacusació, acusament, denunciació
Adjectivesaccusatorialspecifically indicating a form of prosecution in which one is publicly accused / accused of and tried for a crime and in which the judge is not also the prosecutor
Verbsaccusebring an accusation against
English > accusation: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence.
Synonymcharge
NarrowercounterchargeA charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
Broaderassertion, averment, asseverationA declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
Adjectivesaccusatorialspecifically indicating a form of prosecution in which one is publicly accused / accused of and tried for a crime and in which the judge is not also the prosecutor
Verbsaccuseblame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

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