Discredit Dis*cred"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discrediting}.] [Cf. F. discr['e]diter.] 1. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of. [1913 Webster]

An occasion might be given to the . . . papists of discrediting our common English Bible. --Strype. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace. [1913 Webster]

He. . . least discredits his travels who returns the same man he went. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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