The definition of blame is responsibility for something that has gone wrong, or is the act of assigning that responsibility to someone.(noun)
When the house burns down and you admit fault for causing the fire, this is an example of a time when you take the blame.
To blame is to point the finger at someone else and declare him/her responsible for a fault or wrong.(verb)
When a vase breaks and you tell your mom that your sister did it, this is an example of a time when you blame your sister.
See blame in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME blamen < OFr blasmer, to speak evil of < LL(Ec) blasphemare, blaspheme
See blame in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb blamed blamed, blam·ing, blames
Origin: Middle English blamen
Origin: , from Old French blasmer, blamer
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *blastēmāre
Origin: , alteration of Late Latin blasphēmāre, to reproach; see blaspheme.
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