discredit Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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discreditverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈskred.ɪt/ formal
to ​causepeople to ​stoprespecting someone or ​believing in an ​idea or ​person: Evidence of ​links with ​drugdealers has discredited the ​mayor. discredited ​theories
discreditable
adjective uk   /-ɪ.tə.bl̩/  us   /-ə.t̬ə.bl̩/
discreditably
adverb uk   /dɪˈskred.ɪ.tə.bli/  us   /-ə.t̬ə.bli/

discreditnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈskred.ɪt/ formal
loss of ​respect for or ​belief in someone or something: The ​stupidbehaviour of one ​student has brought discredit on the ​wholeschool. To her discredit, she never ​admitted her ​role in the ​scandal.
(Definition of discredit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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discreditverb [T]

 us   /dɪsˈkred·ɪt/
to give ​peoplereason to ​stopbelieving someone or to ​doubt the ​truth of something: The ​old Soviet ​economicmodel has been ​thoroughly discredited. It’s the ​job of the ​defense to discredit ​prosecutionwitnesses.
discredit
noun [U]  us   /dɪsˈkred·ɪt/
fml He’s ​brought discredit on himself.
(Definition of discredit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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