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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

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Blame

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.

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