Sinonimi inglese britannico
(verbo ) 
Definition
to make foul or dirty
He felt his father's memory had been defiled by the article.
Sinonimi
degrade
No-one should feel degraded at their place of work.
,
stain
It was too late. Their reputation had been stained.
,
disgrace
These soldiers have disgraced their regiment.
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sully
Reputations are easily sullied and business lost.
,
debase
I won't debase myself by answering that question.
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dishonour
I don't want to dishonour the men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe.
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besmirch
Lawyers can besmirch reputations.
,
smirch
(verbo ) 
Definition
to make unfit for ceremonial use
Who gave you permission to defile this sacred place?
Sinonimi
desecrate
She shouldn't have desecrated the picture of a religious leader
,
violate
Police are still searching for the people who violated the graves.
, , ,
pollute
a man accused of polluting the minds of children
,
profane
They have profaned the traditions of the Church.
, , ,
treat sacrilegiously
(verbo ) 
Definition
to make foul or dirty
piles of old clothes defiled with excrement
Sinonimi
dirty
He was afraid the dog's hairs might dirty the seats.
,
soil
Young people don't want to do things that soil their hands.
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contaminate
The fishing waters have been contaminated with toxic wastes.
,
smear
a face covered by a heavy beard, smeared with dirt
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pollute
beaches polluted by sewage pumped into the sea
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taint
Rancid oil will taint the flavour.
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tarnish
It never rusts or tarnishes.
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make foul
,
smirch
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befoul
(verbo ) 
The soldiers attempted to defile her.
Sinonimi
violate
He broke into a woman's home and attempted to violate her.
,
abuse
People responsible for abusing prisoners must be held accountable.
, ,
seduce
a young lacemaker seduced by an aristocrat
,
molest
He was accused of sexually molesting a colleague.
,
ravish (literary)
Her ravished body was found a week later.
,
deflower
marauding invaders who will deflower our womenfolk
(sostantivo ) 
Definition
a narrow pass or gorge
Sinonimi
gorge
a steep path into Crete's Samaria Gorge
,
pass
The monastery is in a remote mountain pass.
,
passage
They elbowed a passage through the shoppers.
,
way through
,
gully
The bodies of the three climbers were located at the bottom of a steep gully.
,
ravine
The bus is said to have overturned and fallen into a ravine.

sinonimi aggiuntivi

in the sense of abuse
Definition
to ill-treat violently
People responsible for abusing prisoners must be held accountable.
Sinonimi
mar,
dump on (slang, US),
impose upon,
rough up,
shit on (taboo, slang),
handle roughly,
knock about or around
in the sense of besmirch
Definition
to tarnish (someone's name or reputation)
Lawyers can besmirch reputations.
Sinonimi
drag through the mud,
smirch
in the sense of contaminate
Definition
to make impure
The fishing waters have been contaminated with toxic wastes.

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