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

 

blaspheme

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//blæsˈfiːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blæsˈfiːm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blaspheme
BrE BrE//blæsˈfiːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blæsˈfiːm//
 
he / she / it blasphemes
BrE BrE//blæsˈfiːmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blæsˈfiːmz//
 
past simple blasphemed
BrE BrE//blæsˈfiːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blæsˈfiːmd//
 
past participle blasphemed
BrE BrE//blæsˈfiːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blæsˈfiːmd//
 
-ing form blaspheming
BrE BrE//blæsˈfiːmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//blæsˈfiːmɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] blaspheme (somebody/something) to speak about God or the holy things of a particular religion in an offensive way; to swear using the names of God or holy things He was accused of blaspheming the prophet. How dare you blaspheme in front of your own father? Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin blasphemare ‘reproach, revile, blaspheme’, from Greek blasphēmein, from blasphēmos ‘evil-speaking’. Compare with blame.
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