- 1(formal) to think or say that something is not important or not true synonym dismiss discount something We cannot discount the possibility of further strikes. discount something as something The news reports were being discounted as propaganda.
- 2discount something to take an amount of money off the usual cost of something; to sell something at a discount synonym reduce discounted prices/fares Most of our stock has been discounted by up to 40%. More Like This Pronunciation changes by part of speech abuse, alternate, advocate, approximate, contract, converse, convict, decrease, delegate, discount, duplicate, estimate, export, extract, graduate, import, intimate, moderate, object, permit, present, protest, record, refund, refuse, subject, suspect, survey, torment, upgradeSee worksheet. See related entries: Shopping in stores Word Origin early 17th cent.: from obsolete French descompte (noun), descompter (verb), or (in commercial contexts) from Italian (di)scontare, both from medieval Latin discomputare, from Latin dis- (expressing reversal) + computare, from com-
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkaʊnt//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkaʊnt//, also NAmE//ˈdɪskaʊnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they discount
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkaʊnt//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkaʊnt//, also NAmE//ˈdɪskaʊnt//he / she / it discounts
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkaʊnts//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkaʊnts//, NAmE//ˈdɪskaʊnts//past simple discounted
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkaʊntɪd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkaʊntɪd//, NAmE//ˈdɪskaʊntɪd//past participle discounted
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkaʊntɪd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkaʊntɪd//, NAmE//ˈdɪskaʊntɪd//-ing form discounting
BrE BrE//dɪsˈkaʊntɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkaʊntɪŋ//, NAmE//ˈdɪskaʊntɪŋ//Shopping in stores