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Definitions of believe

  1. accept as true; take to be true; " I believed his report"; " We didn't believe his stories from the War"; " She believes in spirits"
  2. credit with veracity; " You cannot believe this man"; " Should we believe a publication like the National Inquirer?"
  3. follow a credo; have a religious faith; be a believer; " When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
  4. follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer; " When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
  5. To exercise belief in; to credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth of, upon evidence furnished by reasons, arguments, and deductions of the mind, or by circumstances other than personal knowledge; to regard or accept as true; to place confidence in; to think; to consider; as, to believe a person, a statement, or a doctrine.
  6. To have a firm persuasion, esp. of the truths of religion; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to exercise belief or faith.
  7. To accept as true, without personal knowledge; place confidence in; as, to believe the Bible; expect or hope.
  8. To have faith; be more or less sure of the truth of anything; to think or suppose.
  9. Believer.
  10. To regard as true: to trust in.
  11. To be firmly persuaded of anything: to exercise faith: to think or suppose.
  12. BELIEVINGLY.
  13. To have faith.
  14. To regard as true; credit.
  15. To accept as true; be convinced of; credit; accept the word of; trust; think; suppose.
  16. To be persuaded of as true; to confide in; to think or suppose loosely.
  17. To trust in as true; to credit; to be persuaded of.

Usage examples for believe

  1. I cannot believe in it. – Addresses by Phillips Brooks
  2. No- o- I don't believe I do. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  3. Perhaps you don't believe in them. – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne
  4. Why, Lilly- I believe- I do. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  5. " If you don't believe me, go and see him. – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  6. Do you believe all that? – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  7. " Well, I believe you; sir! – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  8. But I won't believe this about John. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  9. Try it, if you don't believe me. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  10. I don't believe they know what's happened." – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  11. But I do; I believe I can help you. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  12. I did not want to believe. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  13. Did you believe him? – Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893 by Hall Caine
  14. I think you believe it. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  15. I believe you do not know what is the matter with you. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  16. You've not made your will, I believe. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  17. Really, I believe he is. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  18. I don't believe in that. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  19. I, for one, shall never believe in it. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
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