accusation - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
    accusation that:

    The Minister denied the accusation that she had lied.

    accusation of:

    There have been further accusations of corruption.

    make/bring an accusation against someone:

    Several accusations were made against the government.

    level an accusation at someone:

    Accusations of fraud have been levelled at the town council.