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verb dis·be·lieve \-ˈlēv\

: to not believe (someone or something)

Full Definition of DISBELIEVE

transitive verb
:  to hold not worthy of belief :  not believe
intransitive verb
:  to withhold or reject belief
dis·be·liev·er noun

Examples of DISBELIEVE

  1. Several jurors disbelieved the witness's testimony.
  2. <many disbelieved the medium's claims that she could communicate with the spirits of the dead>

First Known Use of DISBELIEVE

circa 1644
DISBELIEVING Defined for Kids


verb dis·be·lieve \ˌdis-bə-ˈlēv\

Definition of DISBELIEVE for Kids

:  to think not to be true or real <The jury disbelieved the story.>


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