misgive

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Misgive \Mis*give"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. {Misgave}; p. p. {Misgiven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misgiving}.]

1. To give or grant amiss. [Obs.] --Laud.

2. 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.

So doth my heart misgive me in these conflicts What may befall him, to his harm and ours. --Shak.

Such whose consciences misgave them, how ill they had deserved. --Milton.

3. To suspect; to dread. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Misgive \Mis*give"\, verb (used without an object) To give out doubt and apprehension; to be fearful or irresolute. "My mind misgives." --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

misgive

verb

1: suggest fear or doubt; "Her heart misgave her that she had acted inexcusably"

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