disbelieve

(redirected from disbelieves)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

dis·be·lieve

 (dĭs′bĭ-lēv′)
v. dis·be·lieved, dis·be·liev·ing, dis·be·lieves
v.tr.
To refuse to believe or accept; reject: There is no reason to disbelieve his story.
v.intr.
To withhold or reject belief.

dis′be·liev′er n.
dis′be·liev′ing·ly adv.

disbelieve

(ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv)
vb
1. (tr) to reject as false or lying; refuse to accept as true or truthful
2. (usually foll by: in) to have no faith (in): disbelieve in God.
ˌdisbeˈliever n
ˌdisbeˈlieving adj
ˌdisbeˈlievingly adv

dis•be•lieve

(ˌdɪs bɪˈliv)

v. -lieved, -liev•ing. v.t.
1. to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in.
v.i.
2. to refuse or reject belief.
[1635–45]
dis`be•liev′er, n.
dis`be•liev′ing•ly, adv.

disbelieve


Past participle: disbelieved
Gerund: disbelieving

Imperative
disbelieve
disbelieve
Present
I disbelieve
you disbelieve
he/she/it disbelieves
we disbelieve
you disbelieve
they disbelieve
Preterite
I disbelieved
you disbelieved
he/she/it disbelieved
we disbelieved
you disbelieved
they disbelieved
Present Continuous
I am disbelieving
you are disbelieving
he/she/it is disbelieving
we are disbelieving
you are disbelieving
they are disbelieving
Present Perfect
I have disbelieved
you have disbelieved
he/she/it has disbelieved
we have disbelieved
you have disbelieved
they have disbelieved
Past Continuous
I was disbelieving
you were disbelieving
he/she/it was disbelieving
we were disbelieving
you were disbelieving
they were disbelieving
Past Perfect
I had disbelieved
you had disbelieved
he/she/it had disbelieved
we had disbelieved
you had disbelieved
they had disbelieved
Future
I will disbelieve
you will disbelieve
he/she/it will disbelieve
we will disbelieve
you will disbelieve
they will disbelieve
Future Perfect
I will have disbelieved
you will have disbelieved
he/she/it will have disbelieved
we will have disbelieved
you will have disbelieved
they will have disbelieved
Future Continuous
I will be disbelieving
you will be disbelieving
he/she/it will be disbelieving
we will be disbelieving
you will be disbelieving
they will be disbelieving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disbelieving
you have been disbelieving
he/she/it has been disbelieving
we have been disbelieving
you have been disbelieving
they have been disbelieving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disbelieving
you will have been disbelieving
he/she/it will have been disbelieving
we will have been disbelieving
you will have been disbelieving
they will have been disbelieving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disbelieving
you had been disbelieving
he/she/it had been disbelieving
we had been disbelieving
you had been disbelieving
they had been disbelieving
Conditional
I would disbelieve
you would disbelieve
he/she/it would disbelieve
we would disbelieve
you would disbelieve
they would disbelieve
Past Conditional
I would have disbelieved
you would have disbelieved
he/she/it would have disbelieved
we would have disbelieved
you would have disbelieved
they would have disbelieved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disbelieve - reject as false; refuse to accept
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
doubt - consider unlikely or have doubts about; "I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage"
distrust, mistrust, suspect - regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
believe - accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits"

disbelieve

verb doubt, reject, discount, suspect, discredit, not accept, mistrust, not buy (slang), repudiate, scoff at, not credit, not swallow (informal), give no credence to There is no reason to disbelieve his account of the events.

disbelieve

verb
To give no credence to:
Translations
لا يُؤْمِن، لا يُصَدِّق
nevěřit
mistro
nem hisz el
véfengja
nepatikėtinetikėjimasnetikėti
apšaubītneticēt
neveriť
inanmamak

disbelieve

[ˌdɪsbəˈliːv]
A. VT [+ person] → no creer a; [+ story] → no creer
B. VI (esp Rel) → no creer (in en)

disbelieve

[ˌdɪsbɪˈliːv] vt [+ person] → ne pas croire; [+ story] → mettre en doute
I don't disbelieve you
BUT Je veux bien vous croire.

disbelieve

vtnicht glauben

disbelieve

[ˈdɪsbəˈliːv] vt (person, story) → non credere a, mettere in dubbio
I don't disbelieve you → non è che non ti creda

disbelieve

(disbiˈliːv) verb
not to believe. He was inclined to disbelieve her story.
ˌdisbeˈlief (-f) noun
the state of not believing. She stared at him in disbelief.

disbelieve

v. desconfiar, dudar.
References in classic literature ?
Love has a way of cheating itself consciously, like a child who plays at solitary hide-and-seek; it is pleased with assurances that it all the while disbelieves.
A Unitarian very earnestly disbelieves in almost everything that anybody else believes, and he has a very lively sustaining faith in he doesn't quite know what.
Van Mons, in his treatise on pears and apples, shows how utterly he disbelieves that the several sorts, for instance a Ribston-pippin or Codlin-apple, could ever have proceeded from the seeds of the same tree.
Then giving his anxious Indian friend a look, to re-assure him of his innocence, he turned to the rest of his attentive and interested listeners, as he continued in English, "I have a short story to tell, and he that believes it will believe the truth, and he that disbelieves it will only lead himself astray, and perhaps his neighbour too.
I don't disbelieve, and I think there is reason to believe; and still I don't.
Anxious to witness with her own eyes the reality of a transformation in which past experience still inclined her to disbelieve, Miss Garth ascended to Magdalen's room, knocked twice at the door, received no answer, opened it and looked in.
Don Quixote was amazed at the virtue and property of the head, and was inclined to disbelieve Don Antonio; but seeing what a short time he had to wait to test the matter, he did not choose to say anything except that he thanked him for having revealed to him so mighty a secret.
Politics has made you laugh at everything, and political men have made you disbelieve everything.