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Definition of doubt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they doubt
    he / she / it doubts
    past simple doubted
    -ing form doubting
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  1. 1to feel uncertain about something; to feel that something is not true, will probably not happen, etc. doubt something There seems no reason to doubt her story. “Do you think we will win?”—“I doubt it.” doubt (that)… I never doubted (that) she would come. doubt whether, if, etc… Idoubt whether/if the new one will be any better.
  2. 2doubt somebody/something to not trust someone or something; to not believe someone I had no reason to doubt him.
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