1. [ verb ] put or pin the blame on
Synonyms: fault
Related terms: absolve charge fault
2. [ verb ] harass with constant criticism
Synonyms: pick find_fault

"Don't always pick on your little brother"

Related terms: criticize cynic
3. [ verb ] attribute responsibility to
Synonyms: charge

"We blamed the accident on her" "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

Related terms: impute ascribe incrimination
4. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
Synonyms: inculpation incrimination

"his incrimination was based on my testimony" "the police laid the blame on the driver"

Related terms: accusation self-incrimination accuse incriminate
5. [ noun ] a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
Synonyms: rap

"he took the blame for it" "it was a bum rap"

Related terms: reproach
6. [ adjective ] expletives used informally as intensifiers
Synonyms: damned darned goddamned goddam damn everlasting infernal blessed goddamn blamed deuced blasted

"he's a blasted idiot" "it's a blamed shame" "not a blessed dime" "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing" "he's a damn fool" "an infernal nuisance"

Related terms: cursed
Similar spelling:   Blume