infamize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

infamy +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

infamize (third-person singular simple present infamizes, present participle infamizing, simple past and past participle infamized)

  1. (transitive) To make infamous; to defame or smear.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      Or is some knot of riotous slanderers leagued
      To infamize the name of the King's brother
      With a lie black as Hell?