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"defame" in British English

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defameverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈfeɪm/  us   /dɪˈfeɪm/ formal
defamation
noun [U] uk   /ˌdef.əˈmeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌdef.əˈmeɪ.ʃən/
He is suing for defamation of character.
defamatory
adjective uk   /dɪˈfæm.ə.tər.i/  us   /dɪˈfæm.ə.tɔːr.i/
He claims the remarks were highly defamatory.
(Definition of defame from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"defame" in American English

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defameverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈfeɪm/
to damage someone’s or something’s reputation by saying or writing bad things that are not true: He was behind the propaganda campaign to defame his political opponent.
defamation
noun [U]  us   /ˌdef·əˈmeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of defame from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"defame" in Business English

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defameverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈfeɪm/ LAW
to harm someone's reputation by saying or writing bad things about them: It is possible to defame a company as companies are considered to have a legal 'personality'.
(Definition of defame from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defame”
in Chinese (Simplified) 诋毁,中伤,败坏…的名誉…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詆毀,中傷,敗壞…的名譽…
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“defame” in British English

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