S: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11761578 (last access: 23 May 2015)
N: 1. From discredit (v.): 1550s, from dis- “opposite of” + credit (v.). Related: Discredited; discrediting; discreditable; discreditably.
First Known Use of discredit: 1559.
2. to refuse to accept as true or accurate: disbelieve “discredit a rumor”; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of a “discredited theory”; to deprive of good repute: disgrace “personal attacks meant to discredit his opponent”.
- Adj.: great.
- Verb + discredit: bring, reflect By telling lies he brought discredit upon Parliament. | bring sth into, do sb.
- Prep.: to sb’s ~ His selfish decision is greatly to his discredit. | ~ to They were a discredit to their country.
S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=discredit&searchmode=none (last access: 23 may 2015). MW – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discredit (last access: 23 may 2015). 2. MW – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discredit (last access: 23 may 2015). 3. http://oxforddictionary.so8848.com/search?word=discredit (last access: 23 may 2015).
SYN: injury to credit
S: NAVARRO p. 510