vilify

vilify [ VIL-uh'-fahy ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to malign, defame, slander or speak ill of
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 They vilified his name in order to seek revenge.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Many abroad vilify Mr Putin - who led Russia as president for eight years and remains its most powerful man despite stepping down and becoming prime minister.

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