Definition of 'accusation'
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Concerns have been raised about false accusations and the length of time taken to address claims. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But open justice is too precious to allow the risk of false accusations to shut out essential scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Intelligence officials say genuine complaints have been mixed with false accusations designed to settle longstanding feuds or seize desirable property. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If they punished those who made the accusations maybe they wouldn't make these untrue claims. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The five men deny the accusations The trial continues. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In reality the record suggests that it is rare for knowingly false accusations to be made against British troops. Times, Sunday Times (2016)THE FA have a duty of care to the game and a moral responsibility to look into accusations of corruption. The Sun (2016)But last night they protested their innocence and claimed the false accusations had ruined their lives. The Sun (2006)His lawyers are strongly denying the accusations. The Sun (2015)We have a culture of accusations against people going back many years. The Sun (2015)The journalists had throughout the litigation said they did not intend to make such an accusation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The lawyer denied that accusation and no charges had been brought against him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The drivers reject accusations that their horses are overworked. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The government ought to answer that accusation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Making a false accusation could be career suicide. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They would not feel shame at accusations of corruption and at the opprobrium of their colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He apparently did not deny the accusations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The airlines rejected the accusations and said they would defend themselves vigorously. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She would not speak in answer to such accusations. North and South (1855)It took me a while to realize that his accusation was false. Positive Parent Power (1991)The accusations of corruption have not been easy to prove in court. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The case has prompted accusations that Western organisations are intent on pushing their attitudes on the continent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If anyone has any concrete accusations, let formal charges be pressed against me. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The party is very sensitive to accusations that fewer people are attending this year's conference. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Don't check on phones or make accusations. The Sun (2015)They all deny the accusations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It said: 'This accusation is completely wrong. The Sun (2007)The proposals will prompt accusations that voters are being asked to bail out political parties, who have tried to hide their millionaire donors from public scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His lawyers dispute the accusations, claiming that the assets belong to the Liechtenstein family and not the prince. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I look forward to challenging the Government's accusations and hope people will keep an open mind until the trial. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'accusation'
British English: accusation /ˌækjʊˈzeɪʃən/ NOUN
If you make an accusation against someone, you express the belief that they have done something wrong.
...an accusation of murder.
- American English: accusation
- Arabic: اتِّهام
- Brazilian Portuguese: acusação
- Chinese: 指控
- Croatian: optužba
- Czech: obvinění
- Danish: beskyldning
- Dutch: beschuldiging
- European Spanish: acusación
- Finnish: syytös
- French: accusation
- German: Beschuldigung
- Greek: κατηγορία
- Italian: accusa
- Japanese: 非難
- Korean: 고소 법적 조치
- Norwegian: beskyldning
- Polish: oskarżenie
- European Portuguese: acusação
- Romanian: acuzație
- Russian: обвинение
- Spanish: acusación
- Swedish: anklagelse
- Thai: การกล่าวหา
- Turkish: suçlama
- Ukrainian: звинувачення
- Vietnamese: sự buộc tội
Definition of accusation from the Collins English Dictionary
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