from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To arouse suspicion or apprehension in (one's mind or heart, for example).
- intransitive v. To be suspicious, apprehensive, or doubtful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to give fear or doubt to
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To give or grant amiss.
- transitive v. Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to make irresolute; -- usually said of the mind or heart, and followed by the objective personal pronoun.
- transitive v. To suspect; to dread.
- intransitive v. To give out doubt and apprehension; to be fearful or irresolute.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give or grant amiss.
- To give doubt or apprehension to; make apprehensive; cause to hesitate: used of the mind, heart, conscience, etc., with a pronoun for object, or with the object unexpressed.
- To give way to doubt; be apprehensive; hesitate.
- To give way; break down.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. suggest fear or doubt
mis-1 + give, to suggest (obsolete).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)