To attack with harsh, often insulting language
If they revile you what will you do ?"
But his dilemma on this point led him into further doubts, and he was eventually induced to revile his whole career and the Reformation.
But Nef'i could revile as well as praise, and such was the bitterness of some of his satires that certain influential personages who came under his lash induced Murad IV.
It was forbidden to insult or revile another person or officer.
When he came into the theatre the proconsul urged him to "revile Christ," and promised, if he would consent to abjure his faith, that he would set him at liberty.