to bring charges, to charge, to prosecute
(In the legal sense, primarily for criminal law. For civil law, "verklagen" is the proper term.)
to accuse
(A more general sense of accusing directly. Sounds official but does not involve law. Not very common and hard to use idiomatically. You cannot add the accusation directly.)

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Word Family

Root: *gal-

The core idea of this root was:

shouting, calling

In English, this became the word to call.

The German branch is a bit more diverse with words like klagen (to lament) and klingen, which is a general word for sounding.

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