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cast doubt

To cause someone or something to be viewed with doubt, skepticism, or uncertainty. Why did you change your mind about giving Walt the promotion? Did something happen to cast doubt?
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cast doubt on (someone or something)

To cause someone or something to be viewed with doubt, skepticism, or uncertainty. I considered Walt for the promotion, but his constant lateness soon cast doubt on that decision. Such a significant error really cast doubt on all of the experiment's results.
See also: cast, doubt, on
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cast doubt(s) (on someone or something)

to cause someone or something to be doubted. The police cast doubt on my story. How can they cast doubt? They haven't looked into it yet. The city council cast doubt on John and his plan.
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Divers articles were traced indubitably to the house-boys, each of whom steadfastly proclaimed his own innocence and cast doubts on his fellows.
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Summary: Iran's President cast doubts regarding the recent leaked documents obtained and published by the Wikileaks website.
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Funding problems have cast doubts over the future of a long-running play group.
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Putin had previously cast doubts on Moscow's willingness to ratify the protocol, but hadn't ruled out ratification completely.
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A TERRITORIAL dispute has cast doubts over the building of a massive wind farm off the north west coast, it was revealed today.
MATCH referee Colonel Naushad Ali has cast doubts over James Kirtley's bowling action following England's victory over Zimbabwe.
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But cast doubts over whether l he will really crack down on the hardline groups, many of whom campaigned for him and supported him in this election.
The move has cast doubts over the bank's ability to successfully recruit a boss from within its current management team.