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Implying WrongdoingPlay
Using 'accuse' often suggests you believe someone did something wrong. SlideThe teacher accused the student of cheating during the test.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Serious AllegationsPlay
'Accuse' is used for serious situations, not small mistakes or accidents. SlideThey accused the mayor of embezzlement, not just a minor error.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Requires EvidencePlay
Accusations should be based on some kind of evidence or strong belief. SlideWitnesses accused him because they saw him running from the scene.