Blame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blamed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Blaming.] [OE. blamen, F. blar, OF. blasmer, fr. L. blasphemare to blaspheme, LL. also to blame, fr. Gr. to speak ill to slander, to blaspheme, fr. evil speaking, perh, for ; injury (fr. to injure) + a saying, fr. to say. Cf. Blaspheme, and see Fame.]

1.

To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach.

We have none to blame but ourselves. Tillotson.

2.

To bring reproach upon; to blemish.

[Obs.]

She . . . blamed her noble blood. Spenser.

To blame, to be blamed, or deserving blame; in fault; as, the conductor was to blame for the accident.

You were to blame, I must be plain with you. Shak.

 

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Blame, n. [OE. blame, fr. F. blame, OF. blasme, fr. blamer, OF. blasmer, to blame. See Blame, v.]

1.

An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure.

Let me bear the blame forever. Gen. xiiii. 9.

2.

That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin.

Holy and without blame before him in love. Eph. i. 4.

3.

Hurt; injury.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

Syn. -- Censure; reprehension; condemnation; reproach; fault; sin; crime; wrongdoing.

 

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