To accept as true, particularly without absolute certainty (i.e., as opposed to knowing)
"If you believe the numbers, you'll agree we need change."
"I believe there are faeries."
To accept that someone is telling the truth.
"Why did I ever believe you?"
To have religious faith; to believe in a greater truth.
"After that night in the church, I believed."
To consider likely
"ux|en|I believe it might rain tomorrow. (Here, the speaker merely accepts the accuracy of the conditional.)"
To remain, stay.
Soon, presently, before long; by and by; anon
accept that (something) is true, especially without proof
"the superintendent believed Lancaster's story"
"some 23 per cent believe that smoking keeps down weight"
accept the statement of (someone) as true
"he didn't believe her"
have religious faith
"there are those on the fringes of the Church who do not really believe"
feel sure that (someone) is capable of doing something
"I wouldn't have believed it of Lavinia—what an extraordinary woman!"
hold (something) as an opinion; think
"I believe we've already met"
"four men were believed to be trapped"
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.
To have a firm persuasion, esp. of the truths of religion; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to exercise belief or faith.
To think; to suppose.
Forthwith; speedily; quickly.
accept as true; take to be true;
"I believed his report"
"We didn't believe his stories from the War"
"She believes in spirits"
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"
be confident about something;
"I believe that he will come back from the war"
follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer;
"When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
credit with veracity;
"You cannot believe this man"
"Should we believe a publication like the National Inquirer?"
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