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Accused is sometimes a misspelling of accrued.

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Definition of the noun accused

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  1. a defendant in a criminal proceeding
    • examples: To my surprise, the noted psychologist was accused of a kidnapping. | To my surprise, the anthropologist was accused of murder. | The teacher accused one of his students of being noisy in class. | The GOP accused the Democrats of pork barrel politics. | As communism has collapsed, capitalism is now accused of trying to "dominate the world." | Several people have been accused of breaking the law. | She accused me of not writing to her sooner. | If they hadn't found the vase, John would have been accused of stealing it. | If the vase is not found, John may be accused of stealing it. | Beth accused her sister, Sally, of tearing her scarf.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: defendant / suspect = a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law

Definition of the adjective accused

What does accused mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more accused / most accused

  1. Having been accused; being the target of accusations.

Definition of the verb accused

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  1. past of accuse


  1. "Accused": Anklaget is a 2005 Danish drama film about a couple, Henrik and Nina Christofferson, whose happiness was shattered when their 14-year old daughter Stine accused her father of molesting her.
  2. "Accused" a.k.a. "Lucia de B." is a drama thriller film directed by Paula van der Oest.
  3. "Accused" is a 1936 British mystery film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dolores del Río and Florence Desmond. It was made at Isleworth Studios by Criterion Films, which Fairbanks was a co-owner of. The film's sets were designed by Edward Carrick.
  4. "Accused" a.k.a. "The Mark of the Hawk" is a 1957 drama film, directed by Michael Audley with a screenplay by Lloyd Young and H. Kenn Carmichael. The film stars Eartha Kitt and Sidney Poitier.


Accused is a fictional character from the 2010 film Shark.

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Google previewPublic Rape (2004)

Representing Violation in Fiction and Film by Tanya Horeck

For Moore, the film's difference lies in its willingness to make 'sexuality itself a problem': 'The bravest thing about Tlie Accused is that it makes it clear that Sarah, who is gang-raped on a Slam Dunk pinball machine, is a sexy young ...

Google previewAtlantic Reporter (1903)

The determination of the Governor of a state in extradition proceedings that an accused is a fugitive from justice may be reviewed on habeas corpus. 3. While the Governor of a state, in extradition proceedings is required by Rev. St. U. S. ...

Google previewThe Court-Martial of Charlie Newell (2008)

by Gerard Shirar

The fact that the accused is an uneducated and superstitious member of the Negro race cannot ...

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Small photo of CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - August 2017: Pictured - James Fields who has been accused of running his car into a crowd of counter protesters during a white nationalist rally killing one and injuring others.Small photo of the fingerprinting of a criminal in handcuffs, arrest, accused, investigationSmall photo of Punished oligarch handcuffed in prison, corrupt official accused of briberySmall photo of colleagues accused of failureSmall photo of Portrait of displeased attractive guy with moustache, pointing at himself with index finger, lifting eyebrows from surprise, arguing, being accused in doing bad things, frustrated over gray wallSmall photo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - July 31, 2016: Demonstrators take part in a protest demanding the impeachment of President Dilma and the arrest of former President Lula da Silva, accused of corruptionSmall photo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - July 31, 2016: Demonstrators take part in a protest demanding the impeachment of President Dilma and the arrest of former President Lula da Silva, accused of corruption More...

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Sign language

Man accused of faking sign language at Mandela memorial

The man who has been accused of faking sign language at Mandela's memorial service has a criminal past.

Quotes about Accused

One is either judge or accused. The judge sits, the accused stands. Live on your feet. (Jean Cocteau)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1S1E1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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