accusation


accusation
ac|cu|sa|tion [ˌækjuˈzeıʃən] n
a statement saying that someone is guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong
accusation against
A number of serious accusations have been made against her.
The main accusation levelled against him was that he tried to avoid military service.
accusation of
His administration now faces accusations of corruption.
accusation that
The organizers of the march strongly denied government accusations that they intended to cause trouble.
Burton's enemies had made false accusations against him.
She's made all sorts of wild accusations against me in the past.
They fled the country, amid accusations of corruption.
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
make an accusation (against somebody)
bring/level an accusation (against somebody) (=make an accusation)
face an accusation (=have an accusation made against you)
deny an accusation
serious accusation
false accusation
wild accusations
amid accusations of/that (=when people are making accusations)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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