Meaning of “discredit” in the English Dictionary

"discredit" in British English

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discreditverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈskred.ɪt/ us /dɪˈskred.ɪt/ formal
adjective uk /dɪˈskred.ɪ.tə.bəl/ us /dɪˈskred.ə.t̬ə.bəl/
adverb uk /dɪˈskred.ɪ.tə.bli/ us /dɪˈskred.ə.t̬ə.bli/

discreditnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈskred.ɪt/ us /dɪˈskred.ɪt/ formal

(Definition of “discredit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"discredit" in American English

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discreditverb [ T ]

us /dɪsˈkred·ɪt/

to give people reason to stop believing someone or to doubt the truth of something:

The old Soviet economic model has been thoroughly discredited.
It’s the job of the defense to discredit prosecution witnesses.
noun [ U ] us /dɪsˈkred·ɪt/


He’s brought discredit on himself.

(Definition of “discredit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)