Definition of revile verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

revile

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they revile
BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪl//
 
he / she / it reviles
BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪlz//
 
past simple reviled
BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪld//
 
past participle reviled
BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪld//
 
-ing form reviling
BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] revile somebody (for something/for doing something) (formal) to criticize somebody/something in a way that shows how much you dislike them Word Origin Middle English: from Old French reviler, based on vil ‘vile’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: revile