The political candidate chose not to revile her opponent even though he made negative comments about her to the press.
When you verbally attack someone and call him names and say mean things, this is an example of a time when you revile.
transitive verb-·viled′, -·vil′ing
Origin of revileMiddle English revilen from Old French reviler, to regard or treat as vile from re-, re- + viler, to humiliate from vil, vile
verbre·viled, re·vil·ing, re·viles
Origin of revileMiddle English revilen from Old French reviler re- re- vil vile ; see vile .
(third-person singular simple present reviles, present participle reviling, simple past and past participle reviled)
- (obsolete) reproach; reviling
- The gracious Judge, without revile, replied. "” Milton.