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as·perse

 (ə-spûrs′)
tr.v. as·persed, as·pers·ing, as·pers·es
1.
a. To spread false or damaging accusations or insinuations against (someone).
b. To slander or libel; defame.
2. To sprinkle, especially with holy water.

[Middle English, to besprinkle, from Latin aspergere, aspers- : ad-, ad- + spargere, to strew.]

as·per′sive (-sĭv, -zĭv) adj.

asperse

(əˈspɜːs)
vb (tr)
1. to spread false rumours about; defame
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) rare to sprinkle, as with water in baptism
[C15: from Latin aspersus, from aspergere to sprinkle]
asˈperser n
asˈpersive adj
asˈpersively adv

as•perse

(əˈspɜrs)

v.t. -persed, -pers•ing.
1. to attack with false and damaging charges or insinuations; slander; malign.
2. to sprinkle; bespatter.
[1480–90; < Latin aspersus, past participle of aspergere to sprinkle, asperse <a- a-5 + spargere to scatter]
as•per′sive, adj.
as•per′sive•ly, adv.

asperse


Past participle: aspersed
Gerund: aspersing

Imperative
asperse
asperse
Present
I asperse
you asperse
he/she/it asperses
we asperse
you asperse
they asperse
Preterite
I aspersed
you aspersed
he/she/it aspersed
we aspersed
you aspersed
they aspersed
Present Continuous
I am aspersing
you are aspersing
he/she/it is aspersing
we are aspersing
you are aspersing
they are aspersing
Present Perfect
I have aspersed
you have aspersed
he/she/it has aspersed
we have aspersed
you have aspersed
they have aspersed
Past Continuous
I was aspersing
you were aspersing
he/she/it was aspersing
we were aspersing
you were aspersing
they were aspersing
Past Perfect
I had aspersed
you had aspersed
he/she/it had aspersed
we had aspersed
you had aspersed
they had aspersed
Future
I will asperse
you will asperse
he/she/it will asperse
we will asperse
you will asperse
they will asperse
Future Perfect
I will have aspersed
you will have aspersed
he/she/it will have aspersed
we will have aspersed
you will have aspersed
they will have aspersed
Future Continuous
I will be aspersing
you will be aspersing
he/she/it will be aspersing
we will be aspersing
you will be aspersing
they will be aspersing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aspersing
you have been aspersing
he/she/it has been aspersing
we have been aspersing
you have been aspersing
they have been aspersing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aspersing
you will have been aspersing
he/she/it will have been aspersing
we will have been aspersing
you will have been aspersing
they will have been aspersing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aspersing
you had been aspersing
he/she/it had been aspersing
we had been aspersing
you had been aspersing
they had been aspersing
Conditional
I would asperse
you would asperse
he/she/it would asperse
we would asperse
you would asperse
they would asperse
Past Conditional
I would have aspersed
you would have aspersed
he/she/it would have aspersed
we would have aspersed
you would have aspersed
they would have aspersed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.asperse - charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
accuse, charge - blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference"
assassinate - destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation; "He assassinated his enemy's character"
libel - print slanderous statements against; "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"
badmouth, drag through the mud, malign, traduce - speak unfavorably about; "She badmouths her husband everywhere"

asperse

verb
To make defamatory statements about:
Law: libel.
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