blame

Blame is about being responsible for something that's bad or has gone wrong. If you have a headache, you might blame it on the heat, or on not getting enough sleep.

A person can be to blame for something. Your mom might walk into the house, see a broken lamp and blame you. Often, in official contexts, blame is "assigned" or "placed." A common complaint among younger siblings is, "Why do I always get blamed for everything?"

Primary Meanings of blame

1.
nv
an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
put or pin the blame on
2.
adj
expletives used informally as intensifiers
Full Definitions of blame
1

n an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed

“the police laid the blame on the driver”
Synonyms:
incrimination, inculpation
Types:
self-incrimination
an accusation that incriminates yourself
Type of:
accusal, accusation
a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

n a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

“he took the blame for it”
Synonyms:
rap
Type of:
reproach
a mild rebuke or criticism

v put or pin the blame on

Synonyms:
fault
Antonyms:
absolve, free, justify
let off the hook
Type of:
accuse, charge
blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

v attribute responsibility to

“We blamed the accident on her”
Synonyms:
charge
Type of:
ascribe, assign, attribute, impute
attribute or credit to

v harass with constant criticism

Synonyms:
find fault, pick
Type of:
criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
2

adj expletives used informally as intensifiers

“it's a blamed shame”
“a blame cold winter”
Synonyms:
cursed, curst
deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier