calumniate(redirected from calumniates)
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tr.v. ca·lum·ni·at·ed, ca·lum·ni·at·ing, ca·lum·ni·ates
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about. See Synonyms at malign.
[Latin calumniārī, calumniāt-, from calumnia, calumny; see calumny.]
(tr) to slander
v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to make false and malicious statements about; slander.
[1545–55; < Latin calumniātus]
Past participle: calumniated
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|Verb||1.||calumniate - 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"