misgive definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To arouse suspicion or apprehension in (one's mind or heart, like).
    • to offer or grant amiss.
    • particularly: to offer doubt and apprehension to, in the place of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to create irresolute; -- usually stated associated with the head or heart, and followed by the aim personal pronoun.
    • To think; to fear.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • become dubious, apprehensive, or doubtful.
    • To give out doubt and apprehension; to be afraid or irresolute.
  • verb:
    • to provide anxiety or question to
    • suggest anxiety or question
  • others:
    • to provide or grant amiss.
    • To give doubt or apprehension to; make apprehensive; cause to wait: used of the head, heart, conscience, etc., with a pronoun for object, or because of the object unexpressed.
    • to provide way to doubt; be anxious; hesitate.
    • To give way; break-down.

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