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Definition of the verb asperse

What does asperse mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: aspersed | aspersing | asperses

  1. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

Alternative definition of the verb asperse


  1. To sprinkle or scatter (liquid or dust).
  2. To falsely or maliciously charge another.

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Google previewA Dictionary, Canarese and English (1858)

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 ...

Google previewJohnson'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.

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (1977)

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

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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Asperse Meaning

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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