Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

discredit

discredit
Meaning(s)
1) harm the good reputation of somebody or something
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional LowSocial
    • the finding/conclusion/report was widely discredited
  • Analysis
     If you discredit something you prove that is is not true or undermine its value. When you discredit a person you expose them as being false or undermine their work or beliefs. 
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The scientist's findings were discredited due to plagiarism.
    2. The coroner's report into the man's death was discredited by his family.
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