Definitions for Believe
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Believe.
accept as true; take to be true
"I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits"
think, believe, consider, conceiveverb
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 Enquirer?"
To think something is true without having proof or empirical evidence.
To accept that someone is telling the truth.
Why did I ever believe you?
To accept as true.
If you believe the numbers, you'll agree we need change.
To have religious faith; to believe in a greater truth.
After that night in the church, I believed.
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").
Etymology: From beleven, bileven, from beliefan, from bilaubijanan, equivalent to. Cognate with beleve. Compare geliefan, geleafa, leof. Related also to leauwjen, leauwe, geloven, glauben,.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: gelyfan, Saxon.
A proposition, which they are persuaded, but do not know to be true, it is not seeing, but believing. John Locke.
Ten thousand things there are, which we believe merely upon the authority or credit of those who have spoken or written of them. Isaac Watts, Logick.
The people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. Exodus, xix. 9.
They may believe that the Lord God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. Genesis, xlv.
Now God be prais’d, that, to believing souls,
Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair. William Shakespeare, H. VI.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans, x. 10.
Believe in the Lord your God, so shall you be established. 2 Chron. xx. 20.
To them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. John, i. 12.
Though they are, I believe, as high as most steeples in England, yet a person, in his drink, fell down, without any other hurt than the breaking of an arm. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Believe is a song written by Ronnie Dunn and Craig Wiseman, and recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in October 2005 as the second single from their album Hillbilly Deluxe, and it won the Country Music Association's 2006 awards for Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
Believe can be defined as having faith, conviction, or confidence in something or someone. It involves accepting something as true or real without necessarily having concrete evidence or proof. Belief is often influenced by personal experiences, emotions, values, or cultural norms. It can also serve as a guiding principle or outlook that shapes a person's thoughts, actions, and decisions.
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
"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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-lēv′, v.t. to regard as true: to trust in.—v.i. to be firmly persuaded of anything: to exercise faith (with in, on): to think or suppose.—n. Belief′, persuasion of the truth of anything: faith: the opinion or doctrine believed: intuition, natural judgment (as used by some philosophers).—adjs. Belief′less; Believ′able, that may be believed.—n. Believ′er, one who believes: a professor of Christianity.—p.adj. Believ′ing, trustful.—adv. Believ′ingly.—The Belief (arch.), the Apostles' Creed.—To make believe, to pretend. [M. E. bileven—bi-, be-, and leven. Murray says that believe is an erroneous spelling of the 17th century, prob. after relieve. The A.S. form geléfan survived to the 14th century; the present compound, which superseded it, appears in the 12th century.]
To accept as a facet of our knowing.
We can believe in something and with education or intuition and thinking through with logic we can then change what we believe.
Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020
To act and be confident and know what we focus on we create in order of priority, the universes truth and the collective plan for the evolution of humanity.
They did believe that they could both together arrange their wedding within three months with moderate effort and simplicity.
Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Believe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #465
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Rank popularity for the word 'Believe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #367
Rank popularity for the word 'Believe' in Verbs Frequency: #58
The numerical value of Believe in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Believe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.
First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again - and, moreover, give reasons why we believe.
So what's happened to Black Lives Matter? What's happened to Antifa? … One city after another destroyed people, killed people, [and] maimed. Oh yes, yes! – but it was mostly peaceful, according to the press, we conservatives, we oppose violence. We believe in civil society. We believe in law and order. Jan. 6 is a demonstration of what the Democrats believe in. What do they believe in? They believe in power.
It's OK to disagree with people, but it's not OK to destroy them, people are so frightened of the politically correct police that they are willing to do things that are irrational in order to appease them. I believe it's going to be necessary for those people who truly believe in our system, who believe in our Constitution, who believe in our principles and values that made America great, to be willing to stand up.
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
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- كيامن, اعتقد, آمن, يؤمن, ظن, يعتقدArabic
- паверыць, ве́рыцьBelarusian
- вя́рвам, мисля, вярвам, смятамBulgarian
- creureCatalan, Valencian
- věřit, mysletCzech
- tro, meneDanish
- fidi, kredi, kredi jeEsperanto
- creer, tener feSpanish
- باور کردن, ایمان داشتنPersian
- croire, croyezFrench
- liuweWestern Frisian
- smaoinich, saoilScottish Gaelic
- 信じる, 信じますJapanese
- 믿다, 생각하다Korean
- gleewenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- geloven, geloven in, denkenDutch
- tro, trorNorwegian
- oodlą́Navajo, Navaho
- creire, créser, créderOccitan
- przypuszczać, wierzyć, sądzićPolish
- achar, acreditar, crer, confiarPortuguese
- creir, crajer, crair, crerRomansh
- пове́рить, ду́мать, ве́рить, счита́ть, полага́ть, веритьRussian
- crei, crèere, crere, crèdere, crèiriSardinian
- vjerovati, verovati, вјеровати, вероватиSerbo-Croatian
- verjeti, verovatiSlovene
- tro, förmoda, antaSwedish
- бовар карданTajik
- ві́рити, ВіртеUkrainian
- tin, tin tưởngVietnamese
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