What does the word discredit mean?

Usage examples for discredit

  1. Still, he must try not to discredit his supporters, and his task could not be shirked. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  2. One wishes to set the best they have before a guest,- though, indeed, I don't expect many to visit me; but it is some comfort to think one has it in one's power to lodge a friend, when it happens so, in a manner that may not discredit one's intentions. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown