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Verb: believe  bi'leev
  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. Judge or regard; look upon
    "I believe her to be very smart";
    - think, consider, conceive
  3. Be confident about something
    "I believe that he will come back from the war";
    - trust
  4. (religion) follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer
    "When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
  5. Credit with veracity
    "You cannot believe this man"; "Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?"

Derived forms: believing, believes, believed

Type of: accept, anticipate, credit, evaluate, expect, judge, pass judgment

Antonym: disbelieve

Encyclopedia: Believe