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Definition of libel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



libel somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they libel
he / she / it libels
past simple libeled ()libelled
-ing form libeling ()libelling
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to publish a written statement about someone that is not true He claimed he had been libeled in an article the magazine had published. compare slander
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: libel

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