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blame

  
  ( blames    3rd person present)   ( blaming    present participle)   ( blamed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you blame a person or thing for something bad, you believe or say that they are responsible for it or that they caused it.  
The commission is expected to blame the army for many of the atrocities...      V n for n  
Ms Carey appeared to blame her breakdown on EMI's punishing work schedule...      V n on n  
If it wasn't Sam's fault, why was I blaming him?      V n  
      Blame is also a noun., n-uncount  
Nothing could relieve my terrible sense of blame.     
2       n-uncount   The blamefor something bad that has happened is the responsibility for causing it or letting it happen.  
oft N for n/-ing  
Some of the blame for the miscarriage of justice must be borne by the solicitors..., The president put the blame squarely on his opponent.     
3       verb   If you say that you do not blame someone for doing something, you mean that you consider it was a reasonable thing to do in the circumstances.  
usu with brd-neg  
I do not blame them for trying to make some money...      V n for -ing  
He slammed the door and stormed off. I could hardly blame him.      V n  
4    If someone is to blamefor something bad that has happened, they are responsible for causing it.  
to blame      phrase   v-link PHR  
If their forces were not involved, then who is to blame?..., The policy is partly to blame for causing the worst unemployment in Europe.     
5    If you say that someone has only themselves to blame or has no-one but themselves to blame, you mean that they are responsible for something bad that has happened to them and that you have no sympathy for them.  
have only oneself to blame/have no-one but oneself to blame      phrase   V inflects  
My life is ruined and I suppose I only have myself to blame.     
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blame

  

      n  
1    accountability, culpability, fault, guilt, incrimination, liability, onus, rap     (slang)   responsibility  
2    accusation, castigation, censure, charge, complaint, condemnation, criticism, recrimination, reproach, reproof, stick     (slang)  
      vb  
3    accuse, admonish, blast, censure, charge, chide, condemn, criticize, disapprove, express disapprobation, find fault with, hold responsible, lambast(e), point a or the finger at, put down, reprehend, reproach, reprove, tax, tear into     (informal)   upbraid  
  
Antonyms     
,       n   absolution, acclaim, alibi, Brownie points, commendation, credit, excuse, exoneration, honour, praise, tribute, vindication  
      vb   absolve, acclaim, acquit, approve of, clear, commend, compliment, excuse, exonerate, forgive, praise, vindicate  

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