suspend (one's) disbelief

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Definition of suspend (one's) disbelief

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: to allow oneself to believe that something is true even though it seems impossible The plot is ridiculous, but if you can suspend (your) disbelief, it's an enjoyable movie.

suspend one's disbelief

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Definition of suspend one's disbelief (Entry 2 of 2)

: to allow oneself to believe things that cannot be true If you want to enjoy this story, you have to suspend your disbelief.

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“Suspend (one's) disbelief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suspend%20%28one%27s%29%20disbelief. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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