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blame

(Culpability), noun accusal, accusation, castigation, censurability, censurableness, chargeability, condemnation, crimination, criticism, culpa, culpableness, damnation, decrial, delation, denouncement, denunciation, dereliction, deviation from rectitude, disapproval, disparagement, dispraise, expostulation, exprobation, fault, guilt, guiltiness, inculpation, malfeasance, misconduct, neglect, objurgation, obloquy, opprobrium, peccability, rebuke, reprehensio, reprehension, reproach, reproof, vituperatio, wrong
Associated concepts: culpable negligence, mens rea
Foreign phrases: Culpa caret qui scit sed prohibere non potest.One is clear of blame who knows, but cannot prevent.

blame

(Responsibility), noun accountability, ascription, assignation, assignment, attribution, charge, implication, immutation, liability
Associated concepts: allocation of blame, blameworthy, placing the blame

blame

verb abhor, accuse, administer a rebuke, anathematize, animadvert, arraign, ascribe to, assign to, attribute to, berate, call to account, carp, cast a slur on, castigate, cavil, censure, charge, chastise, chide, cite, complain against, condemn, criminate, criticize, culpare, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, detract, disapprove, discountenance, disparage, dispraise, execrate, expostulate, fault, find fault, hold no brief for, hold reeponsible, hold up to reprobation, impeach, implicate, impugn, impute to, incriminate, inculpate, indict, lodge a complaint, objurgate, rebuke, recriminate, remonstrate, reprehend, reprehendere, reprimand, reproach, reprove, revile, show disapproval, upbraid, vilipend, vituperare
See also: accusation, accuse, arraign, assignation, censure, charge, cite, complain, conviction, criticism, criticize, culpability, denounce, denunciation, diatribe, disparagement, fault, finding of guilt, guilt, impeach, impeachability, impeachment, implicate, impute, incriminate, incrimination, inculpation, indict, involve, obloquy, odium, ostracism, outcry, present, proscribe, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, responsibility, stricture
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For on a weaker interpretation, the standing to blame refers only to being able to blame another legitimately.
Are all of your words and actions done for your husband's good and to make him look good or do you blame him?
Scanlon argues that his account of blame explains several features, (a) Not every wrong action is blameworthy.
Credit and blame are the means by which most actors interpret the past, in general, and the nation's past, in particular.
He lays the blame for illegal immigrants flooding the country at the Government's door.
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Simply sticking the blame on Tenet for the inclusion of this document in the speech is not enough.
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Bosnia's Muslims might contest the message that all sides were to blame for the 3-1/2-year war, but the story rings true with Serb audiences.
But Dole, who has voted for everything that passed and much that did not, may be able to make the case for credit and blame more clearly than any Democrat did in the scattered terrain of the 1994 election.
As if dealing with the loss of a loved one weren't difficult enough, Garcia said, some of his countrymen are aghast over their perception that members of the family have fought over Garcia's estate, and many blame the family - Manuel Jr.
Anti badger people blame badgers for the decline of hedgehogs.