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 for revile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revile \Re*vile"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Reviled; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Reviling.] [Pref. re- + OF. aviler to make vile,
     depreciate, F. avilir; [`a] (L. ad.) + vil vile. See Vile.]
     To address or abuse with opprobrious and contemptuous
     language; to reproach. "And did not she herself revile me
     there?" --Shak.
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           Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again. --1 Pet.
                                                    ii. 23.
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     Syn: To reproach; vilify; upbraid; calumniate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revile \Re*vile"\, n.
     Reproach; reviling. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]
           The gracious Judge, without revile, replied. --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda
           vilified the Jews" [syn: vilify, revile, vituperate,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "revile":
     abuse, asperse, bark at, barrack, bawl out, berate, besmirch,
     bespatter, betongue, blacken, blackguard, call names, calumniate,
     chaff, chew out, cuss out, cut at, damn, defame, defile, denigrate,
     dig at, dump on, engage in personalities, epithet, epithetize,
     execrate, fleer, flout, fulminate against, gibe, heap dirt upon,
     jab, jab at, jape, jaw, jeer, libel, load with reproaches, malign,
     mock, muckrake, pooh, pooh-pooh, put down, rag, rail, rail at,
     rally, rank out, rate, rave against, scoff, scout, slam, slander,
     slap at, smear, smirch, sneer, sneer at, soil, stigmatize, sully,
     swear at, swipe, tarnish, taunt, throw mud at, thunder against,
     tongue-lash, traduce, twit, upbraid, vilify, vituperate, yell at,
     yelp at

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