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accusation

noun
     
Related topics: Crime
ac‧cu‧sa‧tion [countable]
SCC a statement saying that someone is guilty of a crime or of doing something wrongCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
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)
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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