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English noun: discredit

1. discredit (state) the state of being held in low esteem

SamplesYour actions will bring discredit to your name.
Because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute.


Broader (hypernym)dishonor, dishonour

Narrower (hyponym)infamy

Antonymsreputation, repute

English verb: discredit

1. discredit (cognition) cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

SamplesThe paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside

2. discredit (communication) damage the reputation of

SamplesThis newspaper story discredits the politicians.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to discredit Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)belittle, disparage, pick at

3. discredit (cognition) reject as false; refuse to accept


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)reject

Narrower (hyponym)distrust, doubt, mistrust, suspect


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