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misbelieve

[mis-bi-leev] /ˌmɪs bɪˈliv/ Obsolete
verb (used without object), misbelieved, misbelieving.
1.
to believe wrongly; hold an erroneous belief.
verb (used with object), misbelieved, misbelieving.
2.
to disbelieve; doubt.
Origin of misbelieve
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at mis-1, believe
Related forms
misbeliever, noun
misbelievingly, adverb
Can be confused
disbelieve, misbelieve.
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