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discredit (EN)

GC: n

S: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11761578(external link) (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".
3. Collocations:
  • 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(external link) (last access: 23 may 2015). MW - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discredit(external link) (last access: 23 may 2015). 2. MW - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discredit(external link) (last access: 23 may 2015). 3. http://oxforddictionary.so8848.com/search?word=discredit(external link) (last access: 23 may 2015).

SYN: injury to credit

S: NAVARRO p. 510



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