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defame

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdefamede‧fame /dɪˈfeɪm/ verb [transitive]  SCCto write or say bad or untrue things about someone or something, so that people will have a bad opinion of themdefamatory /dɪˈfæmətəri $ -tɔːri/ adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
defameOther Defences Consent People can - and often do for large sums of money - agree to be defamed.California employers already can be held responsible for defaming a departing worker with a negative reference.They had been successfully denied, defamed and ridiculed.Religious leaders say the novel defames Islam.A public apology defames the author of the article apologised for by suggesting that the author has written carelessly.Last year, a jury ruled that the Goughs did not defame the Conrads.Disseminating for the purpose of undermining or weakening the Soviet regime slanderous fabrications which defame the Soviet state and social system.Of course, teachers can also sue individuals who defame them.
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Verb table
defame
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydefame
he, she, itdefames
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydefamed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave defamed
he, she, ithas defamed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad defamed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill defame
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have defamed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam defaming
he, she, itis defaming
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you, we, theyare defaming
Past
I, he, she, itwas defaming
you, we, theywere defaming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been defaming
he, she, ithas been defaming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been defaming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be defaming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been defaming
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