Blame - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bleɪm|  American pronunciation of the word blame
Brit.  |bleɪm|  British pronunciation of the word blame

noun

- an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed(syn: incrimination, inculpation)
- a reproach for some lapse or misdeed(syn: rap)

verb

- put or pin the blame on (syn: fault)
- harass with constant criticism (syn: pick)
- attribute responsibility to(syn: charge)

adjective

- expletives used informally as intensifiers(syn: blamed, blasted, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal)

Examples

Don't blame me. You are responsible for your own problems.

My father always blames everything on me.

I blame the poor harvest on the weather.

It's not entirely his fault, but he's not completely free of blame, either.

...willingly accepted the blame for not seeing that the kitchen was properly cleaned...

They must share the blame.

They blamed her for the accident.

They blamed the accident on her.

Don't blame me - it's not my fault.

I blame his mother. She does everything for him.

Marie still blames herself for Patrick's death.

The report blames poor safety standards for the accident.

The decision to increase interest rates was widely blamed (=blamed by many people) for the crisis.

One of the computers is broken and she's blaming it on me.

The crash was blamed on pilot error.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: blame
he/she/it: blames
present participle: blaming
past tense: blamed
past participle: blamed
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