suspend (one's) disbelief

Definition of suspend (one's) disbelief

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

suspendplay
  1. :  to debar temporarily especially from a privilege, office, or function

    :  to cause to stop temporarily

    :  to set aside or make temporarily inoperative

disbeliefplay
  1. :  the act of disbelieving :  mental rejection of something as untrue


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