bring into disrepute
index decry, demean (make lower)

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  • bring oneself into disrepute — disgrace oneself, destroy one s own reputation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disrepute — /dɪsrəˈpjut / (say disruh pyooht) noun 1. ill repute: that policy is in disrepute. –phrase 2. bring into disrepute, to discredit: this would bring the administration of justice into disrepute. 3. fall into disrepute, to become discredited. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Disrepute — Dis re*pute , v. t. To bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor. [R.] [1913 Webster] More inclined to love them than to disrepute them. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disrepute — noun VERB + DISREPUTE ▪ fall into ▪ The old system had fallen into disrepute. ▪ bring sth into ▪ Such wild claims bring science into disrepute. ▪ The players conduct is likely to bring the game into …   Collocations dictionary

  • disrepute — [[t]dɪ̱srɪpju͟ːt[/t]] PHRASE: PHR after v, v link PHR If something is brought into disrepute or falls into disrepute, it loses its good reputation, because it is connected with activities that people do not approve of. It is a disgrace that such… …   English dictionary

  • disrepute — dis|re|pute [ ,dısrı pjut ] noun uncount FORMAL a situation in which people have no respect for someone or something: bring something into disrepute: The president brought his office into disrepute and betrayed the people s trust …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disrepute — noun (U) bring sb/sth into disrepute to make people stop trusting or having a good opinion of an activity, idea, organization etc: When one policeman is convicted of corruption, it brings the whole system into disrepute …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disrepute — UK [ˌdɪsrɪˈpjuːt] / US [ˌdɪsrɪˈpjut] noun [uncountable] formal a situation in which people have no respect for someone or something bring something into disrepute: The president brought his office into disrepute and betrayed the people s trust …   English dictionary

  • disrepute — 1. noun Loss or want of reputation; ill character; disesteem; discredit. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get; what you get is classical alpha taxonomy which is, very largely and for… …   Wiktionary

  • disrepute — [ˌdɪsrɪˈpjuːt] noun bring sb/sth into disrepute formal to cause people to stop respecting someone or something[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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