Definition of besmirch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    besmirch

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//bɪˈsmərtʃ//
     
    besmirch somebody/something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they besmirch
     
    he / she / it besmirches
     
    past simple besmirched
     
    -ing form besmirching
     
     
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  1. 1to damage the opinion that people have of someone or something synonym sully
  2. 2 He had deliberately set out to besmirch her reputation.
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