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verb [transitive] discount pronunciation in American English /dɪsˈkaʊnt/ 
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present tense
present participlediscounting
past tensediscounted
past participlediscounted
  1. 1
    to reduce the price of something

    All sale items have been heavily discounted.

  2. 2
    to consider that something is not important, possible, or likely
    discount the possibility:

    Police have discounted the possibility that this was a terrorist attack.

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