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English definition of “discredit”

discredit

verb [T]    /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. discredit    /dɪsˈkred·ɪt/ noun [U] fml He’s brought discredit on himself.
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