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blame / blām/ • v. [tr.] assign responsibility for a fault or wrong: the inquiry blamed the engineer for the accident. • n. responsibility for a fault or wrong: his players had to take the blame. DERIVATIVES: blam·a·ble (also blame·a·ble) adj. blame·ful / -fəl/ adj.

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blame vb. XII. — OF. bla(s)mer (mod. blámer) = Pr. blasmar, Sp. lastimar :- popL. blastēmāre for ecclL. blasphēmāre revile, reproach (see BLASPHEME).
So blame sb. XIII. — (O)F. blāme, f. the vb.

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