discredit

discredit dis∙credit verb [VN] 1. to make people stop respecting sb / sth • 败坏…的名声;使丧失信誉;使丢脸:
»The photos were deliberately taken to discredit the President.
这些蓄意拍摄的照片旨在败坏总统的名声。
»a discredited government / policy
名声扫地的政府;失去信誉的政策
2. to make people stop believing that sth is true; to make sth appear unlikely to be true • 使不相信;使怀疑;使不可置信:
»These theories are now largely discredited among linguists.
这些理论现已大多受到语言学家的质疑。
noun • (formal) damage to sbˈs reputation; loss of respect • 名誉丧失;信誉丧失;丢脸:
»Violent football fans bring discredit on the teams they support.
狂热的足球迷败坏了他们所支持球队的声誉。
»Britain, to its discredit, did not speak out against these atrocities.
英国没有公开反对这些残暴行为,使其名誉扫地。
--› compare [u]credit
n. (7)
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[dis'kredit]
n. 無信用, 疑惑, 不名譽, 恥辱
vt. 不信, 懷疑, 使丟臉

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