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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vil·i·fy /ˈvɪləˌfaɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vil·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vilified p. pr. & vb. n. Vilifying.]
 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.
    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) 2.0

      v : spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda
          vilified the Jews" [syn: revile, vituperate, rail]
      [also: vilified]