accuser


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ac·cuse

 (ə-kyo͞oz′)
v. ac·cused, ac·cus·ing, ac·cus·es
v.tr.
1. To charge with a shortcoming or error.
2. To charge formally with a wrongdoing.
v.intr.
To make a charge of wrongdoing against another.

[Middle English acusen, from Latin accūsāre : ad-, ad- + causa, lawsuit.]

ac·cus′er n.
ac·cus′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accuser - someone who imputes guilt or blameaccuser - someone who imputes guilt or blame  
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy

accuser

noun
1. One that accuses:
2. One that makes a formal complaint, especially in court:
Translations
tuduh
accusator

accuser

[əˈkjuːzəʳ] Nacusador(a) m/f

accuser

[əˈkjuːzər] naccusateur/trice m/f

accuser

nAnkläger(in) m(f)

accuser

[əˈkjuːzəʳ] naccusatore/trice
References in classic literature ?
As Duncan dared not retort upon his accuser by reminding him of his own premeditated treachery, and disdained to deprecate his resentment by any words of apology, he remained silent.
It were fairer to confront the accused with the accuser.
You look as meek as a nigger," he felt as secret murderers are said to feel when the accuser says, "Thou art the man
All crimes against the state, are punished here with the utmost severity; but, if the person accused makes his innocence plainly to appear upon his trial, the accuser is immediately put to an ignominious death; and out of his goods or lands the innocent person is quadruply recompensed for the loss of his time, for the danger he underwent, for the hardship of his imprisonment, and for all the charges he has been at in making his defence; or, if that fund be deficient, it is largely supplied by the crown.
Then he proceeds to divide his accusers into two classes; first, there is the nameless accuser--public opinion.
If an angel appeared to that young man as an accuser of Milady, he would take him, in the mental disposition in which he now found himself, for a messenger sent by the devil.
Charles listened with marked attention, passing over the insults, noting the grievances, and, when hatred overflowed all bounds and the accuser turned executioner beforehand, replying with a smile of lofty scorn.
For a moment he had staggered and nearly fallen, but the brandy brought a tinge of colour into his cheeks, and he sat staring with frightened eyes at his accuser.
Her name is in these many mouths, her husband knows his wrongs, her shame will be published--may be spreading while she thinks about it--and in addition to the thunderbolt so long foreseen by her, so unforeseen by him, she is denounced by an invisible accuser as the murderess of her enemy.
He had stood there like an accuser, like a judge, not like a--a what?
And this cruel outward accuser was there in the shape of a wife--nay, of a young bride, who, instead of observing his abundant pen-scratches and amplitude of paper with the uncritical awe of an elegant-minded canary-bird, seemed to present herself as a spy watching everything with a malign power of inference.
And the Woggle-Bug shall be the Public Accuser, because he is so learned that no one can deceive him.