asperse

Definitions of asperse
  1. verb
    charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    synonyms: besmirch, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, smirch, sully
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    types:
    assassinate
    destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
    libel
    print slanderous statements against
    badmouth, drag through the mud, malign, traduce
    speak unfavorably about
    type of:
    accuse, charge
    blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
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