Definition of defame verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

defame

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈfeɪm//
 
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.
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