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Definition 1: cause to seem less serious; play down - [verb of communication]

Samples where denigrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't belittle his influence

Synonyms for denigrate in the sense of this definition

(denigrate is a kind of ...) express a negative opinion of

"She disparaged her student's efforts"

(... is a kind of denigrate ) belittle through talk

Definition 2: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone - [verb of communication]

Samples where denigrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The journalists have defamed me!
  • The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Synonyms for denigrate in the sense of this definition

(denigrate is a kind of ...) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

"he charged the director with indifference"

(... is a kind of denigrate ) destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation

"He assassinated his enemy's character"

(... is a kind of denigrate ) print slanderous statements against

"The newspaper was accused of libeling him"

(... is a kind of denigrate ) speak unfavorably about

"She badmouths her husband everywhere"

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