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VILIFY (vilified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vilify mean? 

VILIFY (verb)
  The verb VILIFY has 1 sense:

1. spread negative information about

  Familiarity information: VILIFY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

VILIFY (verb)

Sense 1vilify [BACK TO TOP]


Spread negative information about

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


revile; vilify; vituperate; rail

Context example:

The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

Hypernyms (to "vilify" is one way to...):

abuse; blackguard; clapperclaw; shout (use foul or abusive language towards)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

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