Definition for AS-PERSE

AS-PERSE, v.t. [aspers'; L. aspergo, aspersus, of ad and spargo, to scatter; Ar. فَرَجَ faraga, to split, divide, scatter. See Class Brg.]

  1. To bespatter with foul reports or false and injurious charges; to tarnish in point of reputation, or good name; to slander or calumniate; as, to asperse a poet or his writings; to asperse a character.
  2. To cast upon. – Heywood.

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