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Definition 1: a reproach for some lapse or misdeed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where blame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took the blame for it
  • it was a bum rap

Synonyms for blame in the sense of this definition

(blame is a kind of ...) a mild rebuke or criticism

"words of reproach"

Definition 2: an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where blame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his incrimination was based on my testimony
  • the police laid the blame on the driver

Synonyms for blame in the sense of this definition

(blame is a kind of ...) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

(... is a kind of blame ) an accusation that incriminates yourself

Definition 3: attribute responsibility to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where blame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We blamed the accident on her
  • The tragedy was charged to her inexperience

Synonyms for blame in the sense of this definition

(blame is a kind of ...) attribute or credit to

"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare" "People impute great cleverness to cats"

Definition 4: put or pin the blame on - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for blame in the sense of this definition

(blame is a kind of ...) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

"he charged the director with indifference"

Definition 5: harass with constant criticism - [verb of communication]

Samples where blame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't always pick on your little brother

Synonyms for blame in the sense of this definition

(blame is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

Definition 6: expletives used informally as intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's a blasted idiot
  • it's a blamed shame
  • a blame cold winter
  • not a blessed dime
  • I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing
  • he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool
  • a deuced idiot
  • an infernal nuisance

Synonyms for blame in the sense of this definition

(blame is similar to ...) deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

"villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed" "cursed with four daughter" "not a cursed drop" "his cursed stupidity" "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"

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