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- (transitive) To say defamatory things about someone or something; to speak ill of.
- (transitive) To belittle through speech; to put down.
- (say defamatory things about): abuse, assail, criticize, decry, denigrate, denounce, libel, revile, slander, run down
- (belittle, put down): berate
- See also Wikisaurus:defame
say defamatory things about; to speak ill of
denounce, belittle through speech