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defame

de·fame

defame

 
pronunciation:
dih feIm
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: defamed, defames, defaming
definition 1: to damage or destroy the reputation of (a person, group, or institution) by making unfavorable and unjust statements.
He was accused of seeking to defame the government.
definition 2: to attack the reputation of; denigrate; libel.
These political ads defame the character of the opponent.
antonyms:
laud
similar words:
assassinate, attack, blacken, cloud, denigrate, libel, malign, smear, spatter, traduce, vilify, wrong
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derivation: defamer (n.)