HyperDic: discredit

English > 4 senses of the word discredit:
VERBcognitiondiscreditcause to be distrusted or disbelieved
communicationdiscredit, disgracedamage the reputation of
cognitiondiscredit, disbelievereject as false
NOUNstatediscredit, disreputethe state of being held in low esteem
discredit > pronunciation
Soundsdihskreh'daht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > discredit: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being held in low esteem.
Example"your actions will bring discredit to your name"
Synonymdisrepute
NarrowerinfamyEvil fame or public reputation
Broaderdishonor, dishonourA state of shame or disgrace
Oppositerepute, reputationThe state of being held in high esteem and honor
Spanishdescrédito, deslustre, desprestigio, mala reputación
Catalandescrèdit, desprestigi, mala reputació
Verbsdiscreditcause to be distrusted or disbelieved
discreditdamage the reputation of
English > discredit: 4 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningCause to be distrusted or disbelieved.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"
Broaderdismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignorebar from attention or consideration
Spanishdesacreditar, desautorizar
Catalandesacreditar
Nounsdiscreditthe state of being held in low esteem
English > discredit: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningdamage the reputation of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to discredit Sue
Example"This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
Synonymdisgrace
Broaderdisparage, belittle, pick atExpress a negative opinion of
Spanishdesacreditar, desprestigiar, ultrajar
Catalandesacreditar, desprestigiar
Nounsdiscreditthe state of being held in low esteem
English > discredit: 4 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningReject as false; refuse to accept.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymdisbelieve
Narrowerdistrust, mistrust, suspectregard as untrustworthy
doubtConsider unlikely or have doubts about
Broaderrejectrefuse to accept or acknowledge
OppositebelieveAccept as true
Spanishdesacreditar, descreer, desprestigiar
Catalandesacreditar, descreure

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