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discount

verb [T]  /dɪsˈkɑʊnt, ˈdɪs·kɑʊnt/ us  

discount verb [T] (NOT CONSIDER)

to decide that something or someone is not worth consideration or attention: He discounted fears about computer programming problems involving the year 2000 as exaggerated.

discount verb [T] (REDUCE PRICE)

to reduce the usual price for something: The airline has discounted domestic fares.
Translations of “discount”
in Korean 할인…
in Arabic خَصْم, تَخْفيض…
in French rabais…
in Turkish indirim, fiyat düşürme, iskonto…
in Italian sconto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減價,打折…
in Russian скидка…
in Polish zniżka, ulga, rabat…
in Spanish descuento…
in Portuguese desconto…
in German der Preisnachlaß…
in Catalan descompte…
in Japanese 割引…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减价,打折…
(Definition of discount verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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