CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL CET6
- blame:  Blame and blaspheme are ultimately the same word. Both come from Greek blasphēmein ‘say profane things about’, but whereas blaspheme has stuck to the path of ‘profanity’, blame has developed the more down-to-earth sense ‘reproach, censure’. The radical change of form seems to have come via blastēmāre, a demotic offshoot of late Latin blasphēmāre, which passed into Old French as blasmer, later blamer (whence English blame).
- blame (v.)
- c. 1200, "find fault with;" c. 1300, "lay blame on," from Old French blasmer (12c., Modern French blâmer) "to rebuke, reprimand, condemn, criticize," from Vulgar Latin *blastemare, from Late Latin blasphemare "revile, reproach" (see blaspheme). Replaced Old English witan with long "i." Related: Blamed; blaming.
- blame (n.)
- early 13c., from Old French blasme "blame, reproach; condemnation," a back-formation from blasmer (see blame (v.)).
- 1. The blame for the Charleston fiasco did not lie with him.
- 2. She seemed to be placing most of the blame on her mother.
- 3. If their forces were not involved, then who is to blame?
- 4. Talk things through in stages. Do not accuse or apportion blame.
- 5. It is the easy way out to blame others for our failure.
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