acusar


acusar
v.
1 to accuse.
lo acusaron de asesinato he was accused of o charged with murder
Luisa acusa a su marido Louise accuses her husband.
2 to show.
su rostro acusaba el paso del tiempo his face showed the passage of time
acusar el golpe to show the effects
su espalda acusó el esfuerzo the effort had taken its toll on his back
3 to acknowledge (recibo).
acusamos la recepción del paquete we acknowledge receipt of your package
4 to press charges, to accuse, to prefer charges, to make an accusation.
La empresa acusó al fin The company pressed charges at last.
5 to manifest, to show.
María acusó su ira contra Ricardo Mary manifested her anger against Richard.
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acusar
verbo transitivo
1 (echar la culpa) to accuse (de, of)
2 DERECHO to charge (de, with)
3 (manifestar) to give away
verbo pronominal acusarse
1 (confesarse) to confess
se acusó del crimen he confessed (to) the crime
2 (acentuarse) to become more pronounced
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FRASEOLOGÍA
acusar recibo de to acknowledge receipt of
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verb
to accuse, charge
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1. VT
1) (=culpar) to accuse

acusar a algn de algo — to accuse sb of sth

nos acusan de racistas — they are accusing us of being racists

acusar a algn de hacer algo — to accuse sb of doing sth

le acusan de promover la violencia — he is being accused of promoting violence

2) (Jur) (=incriminar) charge

acusar a algn de algo — to charge sb with sth

le han acusado de asesinato — he has been charged with murder

acusar a algn de hacer algo — to charge sb with doing sth

le acusan de malversar fondos — he is being charged with embezzling funds

3) (=mostrar)

sus caras acusaban el cansancio — tiredness showed in their faces

la empresa acusaba cierta desorganización — the company was showing signs of disorganization

4) (=registrar) to pick up, register

este sismógrafo acusa la menor vibración — this seismometer picks up o registers the least vibration

5) (Correos)

acusar recibo de algo — to acknowledge receipt of sth

2.
See:
ACUSAR ► Traducimos acusar (de) por accuse (of) en la mayoría de los casos: Me acusó de haber mentido He accused me of lying ¿De qué me estás acusando? What are you accusing me of? ► Traducimos acusar (de) por charge (with) cuando se trata de una acusación formal que llevará a la celebración de un juicio: No lo han acusado de ninguno de los cargos He hasn't been charged with anything Hasta ahora, la policía lo ha acusado solamente de uno de los asesinatos So far, the police have only charged him with one of the murders El verbo indict tiene un significado parecido a charge, pero solo se usa en contextos legales muy especializados. Para otros usos y ejemplos ver la entrada
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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (culpar) to accuse

acusar a alguien de algo — to accuse somebody of something

me acusan de haber mentido — they accuse me of lying

b) (Der)

acusar a alguien de algo — to charge somebody with something

está acusado de espionaje — he is charged with spying

c) (fam) (delatar) to tell on (colloq)

lo acusó a or con la maestra — she went to the teacher and told on him (colloq)

2)
a) (mostrar, revelar) to show signs of
b) (advertir) to pick up, register

acusa el menor movimiento — it picks up the slightest movement

3) (reconocer)

acusar recibo de algo — (Corresp) to acknowledge receipt of something

2.
acusarse v pron (refl)

acusarse de algo — to confess to something

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1.
verbo transitivo
1)
a) (culpar) to accuse

acusar a alguien de algo — to accuse somebody of something

me acusan de haber mentido — they accuse me of lying

b) (Der)

acusar a alguien de algo — to charge somebody with something

está acusado de espionaje — he is charged with spying

c) (fam) (delatar) to tell on (colloq)

lo acusó a or con la maestra — she went to the teacher and told on him (colloq)

2)
a) (mostrar, revelar) to show signs of
b) (advertir) to pick up, register

acusa el menor movimiento — it picks up the slightest movement

3) (reconocer)

acusar recibo de algo — (Corresp) to acknowledge receipt of something

2.
acusarse v pron (refl)

acusarse de algo — to confess to something

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acusar1
1 = accuse, make + accusation, charge, litigate, face + charges, arraign, indict, denounce, recreminate, reprove, reproach, single out, single out for + criticism, point + (a/the) finger(s) at.

Ex: He accused her of lying when they said she was at the movies when she had called in sick.

Ex: From time to time the accusation is made that libraries are run for the convenience of the staff.
Ex: In June '90, DIALOG Information services filed an antitrust suit against the American Chemical Society (ACS) charging that the Society had damaged the company.
Ex: The resources provided are to assist the personal injury attorneys litigating medical malpractice claims.
Ex: This article consider some hypothetical situations in which information providers might face charges of negligence.
Ex: 25.5 percent of the 247 juveniles arraigned in 3 months alone in 1989 had handicapping conditions.
Ex: Another problem with the statistical analysis used to indict this and similar schools was the sample.
Ex: Some of the rules were imposed on Panizzi by the Trustees of the British Museum, and Panizzi could only join his critics in denouncing those rules, such as the rules for entry of anonymous publications.
Ex: Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote: 'Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate'.
Ex: The person reproving his friend must understand that before he can reprove someone else, he must first reprove himself.
Ex: The Governor, it is learnt, sternly reproached the party for putting the public to inconvenience for the last two days.
Ex: Conference proceedings are singled out for special attention because they are an important category of material in relation to abstracting and indexing publications.
Ex: Though what exactly constitutes moral decay is debatable, one group traditionally has been singled out for criticism, namely young people.
Ex: It is easy to point the fingers at the refs.
* acusar a Alguien = confront + Alguien + with accusation.
* acusar de = lambast [lambaste], make + Nombre + out to be.
* ser acusado de delito criminal = face + criminal charge.

acusar2
2 = reveal, show.
Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado showed, participio shown.

Ex: A study of the major general schemes reveals a wide gulf between theory, as outlined in the previous chapter, and practice, as reflected in the major schemes.

Ex: This shows a record in an abstracts based bibliographic data base.

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acusar [A1 ]
vt
A
1 (culpar) to accuse
¿me estás acusando a mí? are you accusing me?
cada vez que falta algo me acusan a mí every time something goes missing they blame o accuse me
acusar a algn DE algo to accuse sb OF sth
me acusan de haber faltado a mi palabra they accuse me of breaking my word, they say I didn't keep my word
2 (Der) acusar a algn DE algo to charge sb WITH sth
lo han acusado de cuatro delitos de estafa he has been charged with four counts of fraud
está detenido acusado de espionaje he is being held on charges of spying o he is charged with spying
3 (fam)
(delatar): lo acusó a or con la maestra she went to the teacher and told on him (colloq), she snitched to the teacher (AmE colloq)
B (mostrar, revelar) to show signs of
acusaban el cansancio del viaje they were showing signs of fatigue after their journey
C
(reconocer): acusar recibo de algo (Corresp) to acknowledge receipt of sth
acusarse
v pron
(refl) acusarse DE algo to confess TO sth
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acusar (conjugate acusar) verbo transitivo
1
a) (culpar) to accuse;

acusar a algn de algo to accuse sb of sth;
me acusan de haber mentido they accuse me of lying

b) (Der) acusar a algn de algo to charge sb with sth

c) (fam) (delatar) to tell on (colloq)

2 (reconocer):
acusar recibo de algo (Corresp) to acknowledge receipt of sth

acusar verbo transitivo
1 to accuse [de, of]
Jur to charge [de, with]
2 (sentir los efectos de un golpe, una sustancia, una ausencia, etc) to feel: la niña acusó el cansancio del viaje, the tiring journey was beginning to affect the child
3 (mostrar, denunciar) to show: su rostro acusaba su crueldad, his face showed his cruelty
4 Com acusar recibo, to acknowledge receipt [de, of]
'acusar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
negligencia
- recibo
- tachar
- delatar
- incriminar
English:
accuse
- acknowledge
- charge
- denounce
- indict
- publicity
- receipt
- impeach
- level
- tell
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acusar
vt
1. [culpar] to accuse;
acusar a alguien de algo to accuse sb of sth;
siempre me acusan a mí de todo they always blame me for everything
2. Der to charge;
acusar a alguien de algo to charge sb with sth;
lo acusaron de asesinato he was charged with murder
3. [mostrar, resentirse de]
su rostro acusaba el paso del tiempo the passage of time had taken its toll on his face;
los atletas acusaron el calor the athletes were showing the effects of the heat;
cada vez acusa más el paso de los años she is showing her age more and more;
su espalda acusó el esfuerzo his back ached from the effort;
la bolsa ha acusado el golpe de las declaraciones del ministro the stock exchange has registered the effects of the minister's statement
4. [recibo] to acknowledge;
acusamos la recepción del paquete we acknowledge the receipt of your package
See also the pronominal verb acusarse
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acusar
v/t
1 accuse (de of)
2 JUR charge (de with)
3 (manifestar) show
4
:
acusar recibo de acknowledge receipt of
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acusar vt
1) : to accuse, to charge
2) : to reveal, to betray
sus ojos acusaban la desconfianza: his eyes revealed distrust
See also the reflexive verb acusarse
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acusar vb (culpar) to accuse
lo acusaron de haber robado el dinero they accused him of stealing the money
Si la policía te acusa oficialmente, el verbo es charge
fue acusado de robo he was charged with robbery

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