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3 definitions found
 for calumniate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calumniate \Ca*lum"ni*ate\, v. i.
     To propagate evil reports with a design to injure the
     reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of
     some offense or crime.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calumniate \Ca*lum"ni*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calumniated;
     p. pr. & vb. n. calumniating.] [L. calumniatus, p. p. of
     calumniari. See Calumny, and cf. Challenge, v. t.]
     To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or
     of something disreputable; to slander; to libel.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Hatred unto the truth did always falsely report and
           calumniate all godly men's doings.       --Strype.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn. -- To asperse; slander; defame; vilify; traduce;
        belie; bespatter; blacken; libel. See Asperse.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  calumniate
      v 1: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good
           name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have
           defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my
           reputation" [syn: defame, slander, smirch, asperse,
           denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch]

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