What does believe mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. believeverb

    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, 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"

  3. believe, trustverb

    be confident about something

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

  4. believeverb

    follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer

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

  5. believeverb

    credit with veracity

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


  1. believeverb

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

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

  2. believeverb

    To accept that someone is telling the truth.

    Why did I ever believe you?

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

  3. believeverb

    To accept as true.

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

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

  4. believeverb

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

    After that night in the church, I believed.

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

  5. believeverb

    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, .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Believenoun

    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. Believeverb

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

  3. Believeverb

    to think; to suppose


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Believe

    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. bilevenbi-, 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. believe

    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  
  2. believe

    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  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of believe in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of believe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of believe in a Sentence

  1. Richard Freeman:

    I dont believe the eel theory has killed off the Loch Ness Monster, quite the reverse in fact, a giant eel, which can grow up to 30 feet, is a monster in every sense of the word.

  2. Morgan Harper:

    Interesting, because I do believe, third time running for the same seat, so let's talk about track record of winning elections.

  3. Chief Executive Matthias Mueller:

    We have one (catalytic converter) in the works and we believe that will be a part of the technical solutions.

  4. Tom Perez:

    Sekulow added. During a lengthy presentation before the Senate on Thursday, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, rehashed corruption allegations Trump has floated against Hunter Bidens and sought to debunk them. The point was to show that there was no legitimate basis for Trump to be seeking an investigation into Hunter Bidens, and the request to Ukraines presidentwas made purely to dirty up a Democratic rival who was polling better than him. WHO ARE THE TRUMP IMPEACHMENT MANAGERS ? MEET PELOSIS HAND-PICKED PROSECUTORS There was no basis for the investigation that the president was pursuing and pushing. None. He was doing it only for his political benefit, Sylvia Garcia said. But the presentation took some Republicans by surprise, and some suggested The House Democrats may have handed them a perfect opportunity to scrutinize how Huner Biden joined the board of a Ukraine energy company, Burisma, in 2014, while Huner Biden father was playing a key role in handling then-President Obamas Ukraine policy. The House Democrats perhaps unintentionally threw Huner Biden under the bus, said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Josh Hawley was surprised by how much time Democrats devoted to trying to debunk any legitimate reason why Trump would want to investigate Huner Biden and Huner Biden and said the House impeachment managers really opened the door for Hunter Bidens to play a central role in the trial and become material witnesses. If were going to call witnesses, [ Democrats ] have made the case very successfully that we need to call Huner Biden and probably Huner Biden, Josh Hawley said Friday. Trump has peddled the highly-contested accusation that the elder Huner Biden pressed for the firing of top Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin to spareBurisma from scrutiny. Ousting Shokin was, in fact, the official position of the U.S. government and its Western allies, including European Union nations and the International Monetary Fund leadership, because Shokin was believed to be incompetent or corrupt himself. Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, blasted Republicans on Friday following opening arguments by House managers. The presidents guilt is indisputable and Tom Perez actions are indefensible, the evidence against Trump is overwhelming. And his abuse of power is a clear and present danger to the future of our democracy. For those reasons, it is unconscionable for Senate Republicans to let Trump off the hook with a sham trial. Make no mistake : A trial without documents or witnesses is a cover-up. If Trump is acquitted after he has confessed and suggested hed do it again the Senate will have legitimized foreign interference in our elections and ruled it acceptable for our leaders to extort other countries for personal gain. The former vice president said in December he sees no legal basis to be called because the impeachment case against Trump is about the presidents actions, not Huner Biden or his sons. Huner Biden told reporters that Huner Biden joined the Burisma board without notifying Huner Biden father ; theres no law preventing a vice presidents son from taking international posts, just as Trumps children still advance Huner Biden real estate interests abroad. Ukrainian officials have said they found no wrongdoing in Hunter Bidens service on the board. SENATORS PLAY WITH FIDGET SPINNERS, STRESS BALLS TO PASS TIME DURING IMPEACHMENT Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said hes seen no evidence against Hunter Bidens and Mark Warner wont second guess the strategy of the House impeachment managers to spend so much time on them in their presentation. Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Mark Warner viewed The House Democrats move as a chance to counter what they believe the presidents lawyers would put forward. Im anxious to hear any kind of evidentiary facts, other than simply innuendo, Mark Warner said Friday of Trumps defense team. I know weve heard a lot of innuendoes so far. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has rejected moves to call witnesses, saying it could turn the trial into a circus, and Lindsey Graham has advocated for a speedy trial and Trump acquittal. Still, Lindsey Graham said hes convinced Huner Biden and Hunter Bidens conduct in Ukraine needs to be investigated -- but after the impeachment trial is over. Im going to look at them, Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Friday.Are you going to impeach me ? Because somebody should [ investigate ]. Id prefer Senate Judiciary Committee not to be me, Id prefer Senate Judiciary Committee to be somebody like [ Special Counsel Robert ] Mueller [ because ] this is not good foreign policy. This is not good government. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS The House Democrats impeached Trump on two articles : abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. They had three days to present their case to senators. Trumps legal team will get their shot starting Saturday.Sekulow billed their weekend presentation as a.

  5. Ammer Cabrera:

    We got a report from (insurance) carriers saying there were about 100 enrollment centers in all of Florida last year. I believe, this year, it's 4,200. I've seen shoe stores that have Obamacare enrollment centers.

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