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    defame - Dictionary definition and meaning for word defame

    Definition
    (verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    Example Sentence
    • The journalists have defamed me!
    • The article in the paper sullied my reputation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for defame

de(do away with) + fame...so taking away somebody's fame...defaming someone.

defame = de(down)+fame(famous) "to down the famous" means to harm someone's reputation.

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