desprestigiar

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to damage the prestige of)
a. to discredit
Las afirmaciones sensacionalistas del decano desprestigian a la universidad.The dean's sensationalist claims discredit the university.
Las medias verdades que el profesor cuenta a los alumnos lo desprestigian como profesional.The half-truths the teacher tells his students discredit him as a professional.
2. (to criticize)
a. to disparage
No deberías desprestigiar el talento de tu hijo de esa manera.You shouldn't disparage your son's talent like that.
desprestigiarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to lose credibility)
a. to lose prestige
El médico se desprestigió tras confesar que había roto el juramento hipocrático.The doctor lost prestige after confessing that he had broken the Hippocratic Oath.
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desprestigiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to discredit
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
desprestigiar
transitive verb
1 (criticar) to disparage; run down
2 (desacreditar) to discredit
tus meteduras de pata desprestigian a toda la profesión your faux pas tarnish the reputation of our whole profession
pronominal verb
desprestigiarse to lose one's prestige
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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