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for To blame
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Blame \Blame\ (bl[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blamed
(bl[=a]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Blaming.] [OE. blamen, F.
bl[^a]mer, OF. blasmer, fr. L. blasphemare to blaspheme, LL.
also to blame, fr. Gr. blasfhmei^n to speak ill, to slander,
to blaspheme, fr. bla`sfhmos evil speaking, perh, for
blapsi`fhmos; bla`psis injury (fr. bla`ptein to injure) +
fh`mh a saying, fr. fa`nai to say. Cf. Blaspheme, and see
1. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault
with; to reproach.
We have none to blame but ourselves. --Tillotson.
2. To bring reproach upon; to blemish. [Obs.]
She . . . blamed her noble blood. --Spenser.
To blame, to be blamed, or deserving blame; in fault; as,
the conductor was to blame for the accident.
You were to blame, I must be plain with you. --Shak.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "to blame":
accountable, accusable, amenable, answerable, arraignable,
at fault, blamable, blameworthy, censurable, chargeable, criminal,
culpable, faulty, guilty, impeachable, implicated, imputable,
inculpated, indictable, involved, liable, open to criticism,
peccant, reprehensible, reproachable, reprovable, responsible,
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