Meaning of blame

blame

Pronunciation: (blām), [key]
— v., n. blamed, blam•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to hold responsible; find fault with; censure: I don't blame you for leaving him.
  2. to place the responsibility for (a fault, error, etc.) (usually fol. by on): I blame the accident on her.
  3. blast; damn (used as a mild curse): Blame the rotten luck.
  4. at fault; censurable: I am to blame for his lateness.
—n.
  1. an act of attributing fault; censure; reproof: The judge said he found nothing to justify blame in the accident.
  2. responsibility for anything deserving of censure: We must all share the blame for this deplorable condition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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