Definition of defame :
2. To charge; to accuse.
3. To harm or destroy the good fame or reputation of; to disgrace; especially, to speak evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.
4. To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.
minimize, injure, invent, vituperate, damage, maculate, taint, misuse, incriminate, maltreat, belittle, fabricate, pervert, crimes, mislead, manufacture, bend the truth, stain, prostitute, abuse, victimize, impose on _or_ oppress, make up, backbite, blur, wrong, charge, ravish, cast aspersions on, deceive, impeach, smirch, asperse, indict, molest, misspeak, ill-treat, smutch, revile, attack, law, aggrieve, cloud, lie, persecute, harm, slur, smudge, ruin, daub, ill-use, concoct, violate, criminate, upon, tear down, rail at, misemploy, corrupt
abase (part of speech: verb)
disapprove (part of speech: verb)
slander (part of speech: verb)
detract (part of speech: verb)
- That in his depravity he should have stolen was bad enough; but that now, to cover his tracks, he should accuse and defame a defenceless woman is infamy! - "'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam.", Charles King.
- For those who wish to defame you will assert that I am wise, though I am not. - "Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates", Plato.
- I have done nothing to defame your character, in spite of what has passed. - "The Day of Judgment", Joseph Hocking.