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vilify


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vilify  \Vil"i*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Vilified};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Vilifying}.]  [L.  vilis  vile  +  -fly;  cf  L.  vilificare  to 
  esteem  of  little  value.] 
  1.  To  make  vile;  to  debase;  to  degrade;  to  disgrace.  [R.] 
 
  When  themselves  they  vilified  To  serve  ungoverned 
  appetite.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  degrade  or  debase  by  report;  to  defame;  to  traduce;  to 
  calumniate.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  Many  passions  dispose  us  to  depress  and  vilify  the 
  merit  of  one  rising  in  the  esteem  of  mankind. 
  --Addison. 
 
  3.  To  treat  as  vile;  to  despise.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  do  vilify  your  censure.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vilify 
  v  :  spread  negative  information  about  "The  Nazi  propaganda 
  vilified  the  Jews"  [syn:  {revile},  {vituperate},  {rail}] 




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