difamar

difamar(
dee
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fah
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mahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (legal)
a. to slander (verbally)
El demandado había difamado al demandante en presencia de testigos.The defendant had slandered the plaintiff in the presence of witnesses.
b. to libel (in writing)
La actriz asegura que la revista la difamó, y que está decidida a demandarla.The actress claims that she's been libeled by the magazine, and that she's determined to sue it.
c. to defame
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
El juez dictaminó que, en efecto, la biografía difamaba al político, y que este tenía derecho a una compensación.The judge ruled that the biography did indeed defame the politician, and that he had the right to compensation.
2. (to criticize)
a. to malign
¿Cómo iba a imaginar yo que se fingía mi amigo para luego difamarme a mis espaldas?How could I have guessed he was pretending to be my friend to then malign me behind my back?
difamarse
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
3. (to criticize each other)
a. to malign each other
Se trata de un programa en el que una serie de famosos se ganan la vida difamándose entre sí.It's a program where a bunch of celebrities make a living out of maligning each other.
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difamar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (verbalmente)
a. to slander
2. (por escrito)
a. to libel
difamar
transitive verb
1 (Jur) (al hablar) to slander; (por escrito) to libel
2 (calumniar) to slander; malign
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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