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

 

slander

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslændər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slander
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslændər//
 
he / she / it slanders
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːndəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslændərz//
 
past simple slandered
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːndəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslændərd//
 
past participle slandered
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːndəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslændərd//
 
-ing form slandering
BrE BrE//ˈslɑːndərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslændərɪŋ//
 
 
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slander somebody/something to make a false spoken statement about somebody that is intended to damage the good opinion that people have of them He angrily accused the investigators of slandering both him and his family. compare libel Word Origin Middle English: from Old French esclandre, alteration of escandle, from late Latin scandalum ‘cause of offence’, from Greek skandalon ‘snare, stumbling block’.
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