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English definition of “defame”

defame

verb [T]    /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    /ˌdef·əˈmeɪ·ʃən/ noun [U]
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