impair the reputation of

See: discredit
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WSAM's role as a major GRE in Wuhan would mean a default would impair the reputation of the municipal government and curb funding for other enterprises owned by the municipal government.
Kohl-Welles, a Democrat, has introduced a bill to overturn the law, which made it a misdemeanor to slander any female older than 12 by uttering "any false or defamatory words or language which shall injure or impair the reputation of any such female for virtue or chastity or which shall expose her to hatred, contempt, or ridicule." If the old taw is overturned, women will stilt have the same protection as men under other slander taws.
Its default would impair the reputation of the municipal government and the funding for other enterprises owned by the Qingdao government, and hint at financial difficulties for the government, which would weaken its credibility.