Definition of disbelieve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    disbelieve

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliv//
     
    [transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disbelieve
     
    he / she / it disbelieves
     
    past simple disbelieved
     
     
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  1. 1(not used in the progressive tenses) disbelieve (something)
  2. 2(formal) to not believe that something is true or that someone is telling the truth Why should I disbelieve her story?
  3. Phrasal Verbsdisbelieve in something
disbelieving
 
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adjective a disbelieving look/smile/laugh
disbelievingly
 
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adverb
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