Synonyms of 'blame'
in the sense of tax
to accuse someone of
Writers to the letters column taxed me with shallowness.
in the sense of upbraid
to scold or reproach
Eleanor upbraided him for things he'd left undone.
tear into (informal),
read someone the riot act,
tell someone off (informal),
tick someone off (informal),
chew someone out (US, Canadian, informal),
bawl someone out (informal),
dress someone down (informal),
tear someone off a strip (British, informal),
give someone a rocket (British, New Zealand, informal),
slap someone on the wrist,
rap someone over the knuckles
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Thesaurus for blame from the Collins English Thesaurus