Definitions and Examples of doubt, disbelieve, ignore
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To be uncertain or skeptical about something; to lack confidence in its truth or likelihood.
I doubt that it will rain today because the sky is clear.
To reject as false or improbable; to refuse to believe in something.
She disbelieves in ghosts and thinks they are just a figment of people's imagination.
To pay no attention to something; to disregard or overlook it.
He ignored the warning signs and ended up getting lost in the woods.
Key Differences: doubt vs disbelieve vs ignore
- 1Doubt implies uncertainty or skepticism, while anticipate implies expectation or hope.
- 2Disbelieve implies rejection or disbelief, while anticipate implies excitement or eagerness.
- 3Ignore implies disregard or neglect, while anticipate implies attention or focus.
Effective Usage of doubt, disbelieve, ignore
- 1Express Doubt: Use doubt to express skepticism or uncertainty about something.
- 2Reject Belief: Use disbelieve to reject or disbelieve in something.
- 3Disregard Attention: Use ignore to indicate a lack of attention or disregard towards something.
The antonyms of anticipates have distinct meanings: doubt implies uncertainty, disbelieve implies rejection, and ignore implies disregard. Use these words to express doubt, reject belief, or disregard attention towards something.