- 1to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad that has happened
- 2responsibility for a fault or wrong
Using blame: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "blame" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
Don't blame me for your mistakes.
She blamed the accident on the bad weather.
He was blamed for the company's failure.
The teacher blamed the students for not studying enough.
blame Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using blame
to be blamed for something that you did not do or that was not entirely your fault
She took the blame for the mistake, even though it wasn't her fault.
He always manages to escape the blame for his mistakes.
We all share the blame for what happened.
Phrases with blame
I'll take the blame for the mistake.
to say that someone or something is responsible for something bad that has happened
He always tries to lay the blame on someone else.
to try to make someone else responsible for something bad that has happened, especially when it is your fault
He tried to shift the blame onto his colleagues.
Origins of blame
from Old English 'blǣman', meaning 'to blame'
Summary: blame in Brief
The verb 'blame' [bleɪm] means to hold someone or something responsible for something bad that has happened. It can be used in phrases like 'take the blame' and idioms like 'catch the blame,' which denote accepting responsibility or being blamed for something one didn't do. 'Blame' also extends into phrases like 'lay/put the blame on someone/something,' implying assigning responsibility, and 'shift the blame,' indicating trying to make someone else responsible.