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