What does the word disbelieve mean?

Usage examples for disbelieve

  1. I thought you must know us by sight, but when you denied it I saw no reason to disbelieve you. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  2. When Blatchley Turrentine had asserted this thing to her at Garyville, she found somewhere- after her first gust of unreasoning resentment was past- strength to disbelieve it utterly. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  3. I am learned and I need some graver pang- Something as unsuspected as to tell you That I had poisoned you three hours ago, And see you disbelieve- begin to believe. – King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë by Gordon Bottomley