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Definition of the verb asperse
What does asperse mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: aspersed | aspersing | asperses
- charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of asperse: besmirch / calumniate / defame / denigrate / slander / smear / smirch / sully
- more generic words: accuse / charge = blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
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Alternative definition of the verb asperse
- To sprinkle or scatter (liquid or dust).
- To falsely or maliciously charge another.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for asperse
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By the Rev. W. Reeve. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by Daniel Sanderson by W. Reeve
Eacs: to asperse, revile. - C. : ob's dirisu, v caus. To cause to enter, push, or pass through. c. *ds duru, s. Aspersion, blame, reproach. v. a. To blame, reproach, asperse, to inform of, complain of, tell, report. 2 to enter, penetrate, pierce, to creep ...
Johnson's Dictionary (2013)
A Modern Selection by Samuel Johnson
toask / to asperse You shall have more ado to drive our dullest youth, our stocks and stubs, from such nurture, than we have now to hale our choicest and hopefullest wits to that asinine feast of sow thistles and brambles. Milton, On Education.
by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry
probably represents the original, concrete meaning of the verb: " asperse, sprinkle," mentioning water and oil as well as urine and tears as the means of aspersion.1 Objects can also include cultic utensils. Differently than in ...
by John Platts
ASPERSE, [aspergo, to scatter, L.] to tarnish the reputation or good name. DETRACT, [detraho, to draw from, L.] to lessen the worth or estimation of another; to depreciate. DEFAME ...
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Video shows what asperse means. To sprinkle or scatter (liquid or dust).. To falsely or maliciously charge another.. Asperse Meaning. How to pronounce ...
Scrabble value of A1S1P3E1R1S1E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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