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αἰτιάομαι αἰτία charge, accuse, censure, blame, c. acc. pers., τάχα κεν καὶ ἀναίτιον αἰτιόωιτο Il.; αἰτ. τινά τινος to accuse of a thing, Hdt., etc.;—c. inf., αἰτ. τινα ποιεῖν τι to accuse one of doing, id=Hdt.:—in this signf., certain tenses are used in pass. sense, to be accused, aor1 ἠιτιάθην Thuc., Xen.; perf. ἠιτίαμαι Thuc.
2.c. acc. rei, to lay to one's charge, impute, τοῦτο αἰτ. Xen.; ταῦτα Dem.; c. dupl. acc., τί ταῦτα τοὺς Λάκωνας αἰτιώμεθα; Ar. allege as the cause, αἰτ. τινα αἴτιον Plat.; φωνάς τε καὶ ἄλλα μυρία αἰτ. id=Plat.; τῆς ἱερᾶς χώρας ἠιτιᾶτο εἶναι he alleged that it was part of the sacred territory, Dem.

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