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Definition of defame verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



defame somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they defame
he / she / it defames
past simple defamed
-ing form defaming
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to harm someone by saying or writing bad or false things about them The newspaper denies any intention to defame the senator's reputation.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: defame