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Definition of disbelieve verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disbelieve

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verb
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv//
 
[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disbelieve
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv//
 
he / she / it disbelieves
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvz//
 
past simple disbelieved
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvd//
 
past participle disbelieved
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvd//
 
past simple disbelieving
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvɪŋ//
 
past participle disbelieving
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsbɪˈliːvɪŋ//
 
 
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(not used in the progressive tenses) disbelieve (something) (formal) to not believe that something is true or that somebody is telling the truth Why should I disbelieve her story? He had come to disbelieve in his own assertions. We have no reason to disbelieve the information. Phrasal Verbsdisbelieve in something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disbelieve

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