Definition for DOUBT

DOUBT, v.t. [dout.]

  1. To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent from; to hesitate to believe; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it.
  2. To fear; to suspect. If they turn not back perverse; / But that I doubt. – Milton.
  3. To distrust; to withhold confidence from; as, to doubt our ability to execute an office. T'admire superior sense, and doubt their own. – Pope.
  4. To fill with fear. [Obs.] – Beaum.

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