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Verb: defame  di'feym
  1. Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    "The journalists have defamed me!";
    - slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch

Derived forms: defamed, defaming, defames

Type of: accuse, charge

Encyclopedia: Defame