discredit

Meaning(s)

1. harm the good reputation of somebody or something

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the finding/conclusion/report was widely discredited

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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. 

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  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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  1. I want all the sources in this report to be double and triple checked, we can't risk being discredited in any way.
  2. Past dietary recommendations have since been discredited making room for new products to interrupt the market.

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