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discredit

verb [T]     /dɪˈskred.ɪt/ formal
to cause people to stop respecting someone or believing in an idea or person : Evidence of links with drug dealers has discredited the president . discredited theories Humiliating and degrading discreditable     /-ɪ.tə.bl̩/ US  /-ə.t̬ə.bl̩/ adjective discreditably     /dɪˈskred.ɪ.tə.bli/ US  /-ə.t̬ə.bli/ adverb
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