discredit-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: Cause to be distrusted or rejected; damage the reputation of.

The theory has been discredited in its absolute form.
Germany is playing down Lisbon, fearing that the process has been discredited by the EU's
Fred Franz discredited the concept of a "Governing Body".

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: discredit.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3