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Believe - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Believe' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Believe [ n.]
- 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.
2 . Believe [ v. i.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Believe' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . believe [ v]
Meaning (1):
- judge or regard; look upon; judge
Example in sentence:
  • I believe her to be very smart;
  • I think he is very smart;
  • I think that he is her boyfriend;
  • The racist conceives such people to be inferior
Meaning (2):
- be confident about something
Example in sentence:
  • I believe that he will come back from the war
Meaning (3):
- accept as true; take to be true
Example in sentence:
  • I believed his report;
  • She believes in spirits;
  • We didn't believe his stories from the War
Meaning (4):
- credit with veracity
Example in sentence:
  • Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?;
  • You cannot believe this man
Meaning (5):
- follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer
Example in sentence:
  • When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too