Definition of suspend (one's) disbelief
(Entry 1 of 2)
: 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.
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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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