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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·fame v. t. [imp. & p. p. Defamed p. pr. & vb. n. Defaming.]
 1. To harm or destroy the good fame or reputation of; to disgrace; especially, to speak evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.
 2. To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.
 My guilt thy growing virtues did defame;
 My blackness blotted thy unblemish'd name.   --Dryden.
 3. To charge; to accuse. [R.]
    Rebecca is . . . defamed of sorcery practiced on the person of a noble knight.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Syn: -- To asperse; slander; calumniate; vilify. See Asperse.