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Definitions of believe

  1. be confident about something; " I believe that he will come back from the war"
  2. accept as true; take to be true; " I believed his report"; " We didn't believe his stories from the War"; " She believes in spirits"
  3. credit with veracity; " You cannot believe this man"; " Should we believe a publication like the National Inquirer?"
  4. follow a credo; have a religious faith; be a believer; " When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
  5. judge or regard; look upon; judge; " I think he is very smart"; " I believe her to be very smart"; " I think that he is her boyfriend"; " The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
  6. follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer; " When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
  7. 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.
  8. To have a firm persuasion, esp. of the truths of religion; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to exercise belief or faith.
  9. To think; to suppose.
  10. To accept as true, without personal knowledge; place confidence in; as, to believe the Bible; expect or hope.
  11. To have faith; be more or less sure of the truth of anything; to think or suppose.
  12. Believer.
  13. To regard as true: to trust in.
  14. To be firmly persuaded of anything: to exercise faith: to think or suppose.
  15. BELIEVINGLY.
  16. To have faith.
  17. To regard as true; credit.
  18. To accept as true; be convinced of; credit; accept the word of; trust; think; suppose.
  19. To be persuaded of as true; to confide in; to think or suppose loosely.
  20. To trust in as true; to credit; to be persuaded of.
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Quotes of believe

  1. Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it. – Akhenaton
  2. No one is guaranteed happiness. You can pursue it, but if you happen to find success along the way on that road to happiness, Conservatives believe you should not be demonized or penalized for it. – Glenn Beck
  3. And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet. – Julie Bishop
  4. The teachers were focused on helping these students. The students benefited from hands -on teaching and a faculty who cared about them and their success in life and soon the students began to believe in themselves and the reality that they could make something of their lives. – Michael N. Castle
  5. The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency. – Margaret Fuller
  6. Indeed, Miss Manners has come to believe that the basic political division in this country is not between liberals and conservatives but between those who believe that they should have a say in the love lives of strangers and those who do not. – Judith Martin
  7. I suppose not everyone has a dad who wrote a book saying he didn't believe in the Parliamentary road to socialism. – Ed Miliband
  8. But there is no obvious reason for holding that some normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults, as paternalists of both left and right believe – Tom G. Palmer
  9. No secular state ever existed and none would exist until the end of the French Revolution, and so we understand that America was built on the Judeo -Christian ethic and we believe that this nominee is going to see to it that those truths are upheld. – Rod Parsley
  10. I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice- in giving a failure another chance. – James Cash Penney
  11. People may believe that there can be a society where dissent is not permitted, but which is nonetheless not a fear society because everyone agrees with one another and therefore no one wants to dissent. – Natan Sharansky
  12. I'm one of those cliff -hanging Catholics. I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother. – Martin Sheen
  13. Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. – Voltaire
  14. I believe Johnson understood that the reason was Vietnam. I also believe that he felt that if there was a way to communicate the real issues in Vietnam, that the reasons would be answered or understood. But there was just no way to communicate. – Lew Wasserman
  15. As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, 'What is truth?' – Richard Whately

Usage examples for believe

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

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