V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to give a deduction in the price of something; 2. to disregard or dismiss something

Synonyms: reduce, rebate, disregard, ignore, dismiss, decry

Antonyms: increase [in price], acknowledge

Tips: Discount is a good word to use in the context of expressing a low opinion of something or dismissing something as being untrue. It is, of course, also a noun, meaning "a reduction in the price of something."

Usage Examples:

You shouldn't discount his efforts; after all, he did his best. (dismiss, decry)

Don't discount the validity of these numbers; I really think we can reach this goal. (dismiss, decry)

You shouldn't discount the possibility that his story may be true. (dismiss, disregard)

That sweater has been discounted by twenty percent. (reduced)

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