—v.t. 1. to hold responsible; find fault with; censure: I don't blame you for leaving him. 2. to place the responsibility for (a fault, error, etc.) (usually fol. by on): I blame the accident on her. 3. Informal.blast; damn (used as a mild curse): Blame the rotten luck. 4. to blame, at fault; censurable: I am to blame for his lateness.
—n. 1. an act of attributing fault; censure; reproof: The judge said he found nothing to justify blame in the accident. 2. responsibility for anything deserving of censure: We must all share the blame for this deplorable condition.