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ternir, entacher  
→ He has accused local people of trying to besmirch his reputation.        
to besmirch sb      diffamer qn  
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
besmirch vt.
salir ; ternir ; entacher

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
diffamer qqn ; entacher la réputation de qqn ; tacher l'image de qqn
'besmirch' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
drool (vi.) ; besmirch (+prép. sur) (vi.)
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"besmirch": examples and translations in context
I will not besmirch any of their good names with speculation. Je ne vais pas salir leurs noms avec des spéculations.
It was merely a part of a concerted and systematic effort to besmirch and discredit Indonesia. Cette invitation s'inscrivait dans le cadre des efforts systématiques et concertés visant à salir l'image de l'Indonésie et à jeter le discrédit sur le pays.
Four less Italians to besmirch me shores. Ça fera quatre italiens de moins pour ternir mon pays.
It's so sad the way you try to besmirch my accomplishments. C'est si triste la manière dont tu essaies de ternir mes accomplissements.
Merely being listed can besmirch one's reputation by implying that the individual or entity in question is associated with terrorists or even a direct participant in terrorism. Le seul fait d'inscrire une personne ou une entité sur la liste peut entacher sa réputation en suggérant qu'elle est associée à des terroristes, ou même qu'elle participe directement au terrorisme.
It hath come to my attention that you've had the audacity to besmirch my good name. Sachez que j'ai ouï dire que vous aviez eu l'outrecuidance d'entacher mon nom.
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