Pronunciation: (di-fām'), [key]
—v.t., -famed, -fam•ing.
1. to attack the good name or reputation of, as by uttering or publishing maliciously or falsely anything injurious; slander or libel; calumniate: The newspaper editorial defamed the politician.
2. Archaic.to disgrace; bring dishonor upon.
3. Archaic.to accuse.
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