2. To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure.

Their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another.
Rom. ii. 15.

3. To betray; to show. [L.] Sir P. Sidney.

Syn. — To charge; blame; censure; reproach; criminate; indict; impeach; arraign. — To Accuse, Charge, Impeach, Arraign. These words agree in bringing home to a person the imputation of wrongdoing. To accuse is a somewhat formal act, and is applied usually (though not exclusively) to crimes; as, to accuse of treason. Charge is the most generic. It may refer to a crime, a dereliction of duty, a fault, etc.; more commonly it refers to moral delinquencies; as, to charge with dishonesty or falsehood. To arraign is to bring (a person) before a tribunal for trial; as, to arraign one before a court or at the bar public opinion. To impeach is officially to charge with misbehavior in office; as, to impeach a minister of high crimes. Both impeach and arraign convey the idea of peculiar dignity or impressiveness.

(Ac*cused") a. Charged with offense; as, an accused person.

Commonly used substantively; as, the accused, one charged with an offense; the defendant in a criminal case.

(Ac*cuse"ment) n. [OF. acusement. See Accuse.] Accusation. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ac*cus"er) n. [OE. acuser, accusour; cf. OF. acuseor, fr. L. accusator, fr. accusare.] One who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault.

(Ac*cus"ing*ly), adv. In an accusing manner.

(Ac*cus"tom) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accustomed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Accustoming.] [OF. acostumer, acustumer, F. accoutumer; à (L. ad) + OF. costume, F. coutume, custom. See Custom.] To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; — with to.

I shall always fear that he who accustoms himself to fraud in little things, wants only opportunity to practice it in greater.

Syn. — To habituate; inure; exercise; train.

(Ac*cus"tom), v. i.

1. To be wont. [Obs.] Carew.

2. To cohabit. [Obs.]

We with the best men accustom openly; you with the basest commit private adulteries.

(Ac*cus"tom), n. Custom. [Obs.] Milton.

(Ac*cus"tom*a*ble) a. Habitual; customary; wonted. "Accustomable goodness." Latimer.

(Ac*cus"tom*a*bly), adv. According to custom; ordinarily; customarily. Latimer.

(Ac*cus"tom*ance) n. [OF. accoustumance, F. accoutumance.] Custom; habitual use. [Obs.] Boyle.

(Ac*cus"tom*a*ri*ly) adv. Customarily. [Obs.]

(Ac*cus"tom*a*ry) a. Usual; customary. [Archaic] Featley.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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