ACCU'SE, v.t. L. accuso, to blame or accuse; ad and causor, to blame, or accuse; causa, blame, suit, or process, cause. See Cause.
1. To charge with, or declare to have committed a crime, either by plaint, or complaint, information, indictment, or impeachment; to charge with an offense against the laws, judicially or by a public process; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor.
2. To charge with a fault; to blame.
Their thoughts, in the meanwhile, accusing or excusing one another. Rom. 2.
It is followed by of before the subject of accusation; the use of for after this verb is illegitimate.