Definitions for Believebɪˈliv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•lievebɪˈliv(v.)-lieved, -liev•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to have confidence in the truth, existence, reliability, or value of something.

  2. to have religious faith.

  3. (v.t.)to have confidence or faith in the truth of:

    I can't believe that story.

  4. to have confidence in the assertions of (a person).

  5. to hold as an opinion; suppose; think:

    I believe they are out of town.

Origin of believe:

1150–1200; ME bileven, late OE belȳfan, belēfan

be•liev′a•bly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. believe(verb)

    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. think, believe, consider, conceive(verb)

    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"

  3. believe, trust(verb)

    be confident about something

    "I believe that he will come back from the war"

  4. believe(verb)

    follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer

    "When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"

  5. believe(verb)

    credit with veracity

    "You cannot believe this man"; "Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. believe(verb)ɪˈliv

    to be sure sth is true

    The police didn't believe the story.; Do you believe her?; Jamie believed that his dad would come back.; It's hard to believe we're going to China.

  2. believeɪˈliv

    to think sth is true, but not be completely sure

    I believe that it was last week.; a giant squid believed to be 80 feet long

  3. believeɪˈliv

    to have religious faith

    Do you believe?

  4. believeɪˈliv

    implies shock or surprise

    We couldn't believe how different he was.; I don't believe it - how did you get here?

  5. believeɪˈliv

    indicates what you will say is surprising

    Believe it or not, they haven't won one game.

Wiktionary

  1. believe(Verb)

    To think something is true without having proof or empirical evidence.

  2. believe(Verb)

    To accept that someone is telling the truth.

    Why did I ever believe you?

  3. believe(Verb)

    To accept as true.

    If you believe the numbers, you'll agree we need change.

  4. believe(Verb)

    To have religious faith; to believe in a greater truth.

    After that night in the church, I believed.

  5. believe(Verb)

    To consider likely.

    I believe it might rain tomorrow.(This definition is the same as "to accept as true", but for a likely event "might rain tomorrow").

  6. Origin: From beleven, bileven, from beliefan, from bilaubijanan, equivalent to . Cognate with beleve. Compare geliefan, geleafa, leof . Related also to leauwjen, leauwe, geloven, glauben, .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Believe(noun)

    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(verb)

    to have a firm persuasion, esp. of the truths of religion; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to exercise belief or faith

  3. Believe(verb)

    to think; to suppose

Freebase

  1. Believe

    "Believe" is a song by American recording artist Cher. It was released on October 19, 1998 as the lead single from her twenty-third studio album of the same name. It was written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennen, Paul Barry, Steven Torch, Matthew Gray, and Timothy Powell and produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling. It has since become one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold 11 million copies worldwide. It won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 42nd Grammy Awards and also received a nomination for Record of the Year. It was also voted as the world's eighth favourite song in a poll released by BBC. Musically, "Believe" is a dance-pop song that incorporates elements of techno, Eurodance and house music. It also uses heavy amounts of Auto-Tune, which has since become one of the song's most notable features. The song has received positive reviews from music critics, with some calling the song "catchy" and the "best thing Cher has recorded in years". It topped the charts in more than ten countries worldwide, becoming one of the most commercially successful singles to date. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA, selling more than 1 million in the United States.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Believe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #465

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Believe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #367

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Believe' in Verbs Frequency: #58


Translations for Believe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

believe(verb)

to regard (something) as true

I believe his story.

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