transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (show to be false) [theory] desacreditar to be discredited estar* desacreditadoMore example sentences1.2 (damage reputation of) desacreditar, desprestigiar
More example sentences
- In its most common form, this fallacy attempts to discredit an idea or belief by associating it with an undesirable person or a group.
- Can we expect to defeat terrorism without also discrediting the ideas and passions that underlie it?
- After all, why not attempt to discredit a person's thoughts when you have nothing to go with?
- She wanted the President to believe in her innocence, and that she loves the country and she would never do anything to harm or discredit the citizens..
- The defendants engineered an ulterior motive to discredit the claimant's reputation by writing maliciously about him in the practice teacher's report.
- It may be an invention to discredit his posthumous reputation and supporters.
- 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (disgrace) descrédito (masculine) to bring sth/sb into discredit desacreditar or desprestigiar algo/a algn to bring discredit on o upon sb/sth traer* el descrédito a algn/algo to be/redound to the discredit of sb/sth [formal] ir*/redundar en descrédito de algn/algo 1.2 (object of disgrace) (no plural/sin plural) to be a discredit
tosb/sth ser* una vergüenza paraalgn/algo
- 2 uncountable/no numerable (doubt, disbelief) to throw o cast discredit on sth poner* algo en tela de juicio
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