disbelieve

verb
dis·​be·​lieve | \ ˌdis-bə-ˈlēv How to pronounce disbelieve (audio) \
disbelieved; disbelieving; disbelieves

Definition of disbelieve

transitive verb

: to hold not worthy of belief : not believe

intransitive verb

: to withhold or reject belief

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Other Words from disbelieve

disbeliever noun

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Examples of disbelieve in a Sentence

Several jurors disbelieved the witness's testimony. many disbelieved the medium's claims that she could communicate with the spirits of the dead
Recent Examples on the Web Only a political skeptic could find a reason to disbelieve her. Author: Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Aug. 2021 Only a political skeptic could find a reason to disbelieve her. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2021 Only a political skeptic could find a reason to disbelieve her. Author: Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Aug. 2021 Only a political skeptic could find a reason to disbelieve her. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2021 Meaning, Trump has convinced his devotees to disbelieve their own eyes and ears. Brian Stelter, CNN, 26 July 2021 For their part, the Spurs did their best to disbelieve it. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 1 May 2021 People who believe in conspiracy theories find ways to disbelieve the truth. Harry Enten, CNN, 11 Apr. 2021 Voters seem to believe a reporter and disbelieve a politician. David E. Clementson, The Conversation, 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of disbelieve

circa 1644, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of disbelieve was circa 1644

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25 Aug 2021

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“Disbelieve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disbelieve. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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disbelieve

verb

English Language Learners Definition of disbelieve

: to not believe (someone or something)

disbelieve

verb
dis·​be·​lieve | \ ˌdis-bə-ˈlēv How to pronounce disbelieve (audio) \
disbelieved; disbelieving

Kids Definition of disbelieve

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

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