BLAME, verb transitive [The Greeks have the root of this word, to blaspheme.]
1. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; opposed to praise or commend, and applicable most properly to persons, but applied also to things.
I withstood him, because he was to be blamed. Galatians 2:11.
I must blame your conduct; or I must blame you for neglecting business. Legitimately, it cannot be followed by of.
2. To bring reproach upon; to blemish; to injure. [See Blemish.]
She had blamed her noble blood.
BLAME, noun Censure; reprehension; imputation of a fault; disapprobation; an expression of disapprobation for something deemed to be wrong.
Let me bear the blame forever. Genesis 43:9.
1. Fault; crime; sin; that which is deserving of censure or disapprobation.
That we should be holy and without blame before him in love. Ephesians 1:4.
2. Hurt; injury.
And glancing down his shield, from blame him fairly blest.
The sense of this word, as used by Spenser, proves that it is a derivative from the root of blemish.
To blame in the phrase, he is to blame signifies blamable, to be blamed.
BLAME is not strictly a charge or accusation of a fault; but it implies an opinion in the censuring party, that the person censured is faulty. blame is the act or expression of disapprobation for what is supposed to be wrong.