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Pronunciation: /dɪsˈkredət; dɪsˈkredɪt/

Translation of discredit in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (show to be false) [theory] desacreditar 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?
    1.2 (damage reputation of) desacreditar, desprestigiar
    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/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 to sb/sth ser* una vergüenza para algn/algo

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