|Origin:||vilificare 'to make less valuable', from Latin vilis ( VILE) + facere 'to make'|
vil‧i‧fy past tense and past participle vilified, present participle vilifying, third person singular vilifies [transitive]
to say or write bad things about someone or something
vilify somebody/something for (doing) something
Johnson was vilified in the press for refusing to resign.
—vilification noun [uncountable]