Definitions and Examples of doubt, disbelieve, reject
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To be uncertain or skeptical about something; to lack confidence in its truth or validity.
I doubt that he will come to the party, as he has been busy with work lately.
To not believe or accept something as true; to reject its validity or authenticity.
She disbelieves in ghosts and thinks that all paranormal activities can be explained scientifically.
To refuse to accept or consider something; to dismiss it as unsatisfactory or inadequate.
The company rejected his job application, as they were looking for someone with more experience.
Key Differences: doubt vs disbelieve vs reject
- 1Doubt implies uncertainty or skepticism, while assume implies acceptance or belief.
- 2Disbelieve is a stronger term than doubt, as it conveys a complete lack of belief or acceptance.
- 3Reject is a more forceful term than disbelieve, as it involves actively dismissing or refusing to accept something.
Effective Usage of doubt, disbelieve, reject
- 1Express Uncertainty: Use doubt to express uncertainty or skepticism about something.
- 2Express Disbelief: Use disbelieve to express a complete lack of belief or acceptance.
- 3Express Rejection: Use reject to actively dismiss or refuse to accept something.
The antonyms of assume convey a lack of certainty or belief in something. Use doubt to express uncertainty, disbelieve to express a complete lack of belief, and reject to actively dismiss or refuse to accept something.