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Is there any difference between allegation and accusation? The news article used allegation but I've seen accusation used in similar cases.
Thanks in advance!
To accuse someone is to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal or unkind
So it will depend if the girl offered proof of this assault or not. If she did not, then it is an allegation; if she did, it is an accusation.
If so, I believe they should not be used interchangably or there'll be contradiction. In my example,
since it started off saying the man was accused, indicating the presence of proof, toward the end of the sentence, the appropriate word should be accusation, am I right?
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