Learner's definition of ACCUSE
to blame (someone) for something wrong or illegal
to say that someone is guilty of a fault or crime
— often + of
He was accused of stealing the money.
His children have accused him of neglect.
You can't accuse him of being rude: he's always extremely polite.
She has been accused of murder. = She stands accused of murder.
— sometimes used humorously
[more accusing; most accusing]