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Definition of vilify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

vilify

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈvɪləˌfaɪ//
 
vilify somebody/something (as something) vilify somebody/something (for something/for doing something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vilify
 
he / she / it vilifies
 
past simple vilified
 
-ing form vilifying
 
 
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to say or write unpleasant things about someone or something so that other people will have a low opinion of them synonym malign synonym revile
vilification
 
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NAmE//ˌvɪləfəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the vilification of single parents by right-wing politicians
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