Defame vs Befoul - What's the difference?

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Defame is a related term of befoul.


As verbs the difference between defame and befoul

is that defame is to harm or diminish the reputation of while befoul is to make foul; to soil.

defame

English

Verb

(defam)
  • To harm or diminish the reputation of.
  • to defame somebody
  • To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.
  • * Dryden
  • My guilt thy growing virtues did defame ; / My blackness blotted thy unblemish'd name.
  • To publish a libel about.
  • (archaic) To charge; to accuse.
  • * Rebecca is defamed of sorcery practised on the person of a noble knight.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    befoul

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make foul; to soil.
  • To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.