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American English: /dɪsˈkrɛdət/
British English: /dɪsˈkrɛdɪt/

Translation of discredit in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (show to be false)
    to be discredited
    estar desacreditado
    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?
  • 2 (damage reputation of)
    Example sentences
    • 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 (disgrace) to bring something/somebody into discredit
    desacreditar or desprestigiar algo/a alguien
    to bring discredit on o upon somebody/something
    traer el descrédito a alguien/algo
    to be/redound to the discredit of somebody/something [formal]
    ir/redundar en descrédito de alguien/algo
    Example sentences
    • Within a month he was accused of ‘conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the military service,’ and his trial began in Washington.
    • And if so, then that clearly is the sort of behavior that does bring discredit upon the House and ought to be basis for some action by the Ethics Committee.
    • He brings discredit upon himself by using this publication as a forum for his whining.
    1.2 (object of disgrace) (no plural) to be a discredit to somebody/something
    ser una vergüenza para alguien/algo
    Example sentences
    • The party councillor, also supporting the no confidence motion, said: ‘It is a discredit to the whole chamber.’
    • What a discredit to teachers he is.
    • It is a discredit to the struggle of the people and a severe slap at the peaceful religion movement.
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