To blame
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 {Fame}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach. [1913 Webster]

We have none to blame but ourselves. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring reproach upon; to blemish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

She . . . blamed her noble blood. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{To blame}, to be blamed, or deserving blame; in fault; as, the conductor was to blame for the accident. [1913 Webster]

You were to blame, I must be plain with you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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