Meaning of “vilify” in the English Dictionary

"vilify" in British English

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vilifyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvɪl.ɪ.faɪ/ us /ˈvɪl.ə.faɪ/ formal

(Definition of “vilify” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vilifyverb [ T ]

us /ˈvɪl·əˌfɑɪ/ fml

to say or write unpleasant things about someone or something, in order to cause other people to have a bad opinion of that person or thing:

He claimed he was unfairly vilified by the press.

(Definition of “vilify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)