verb (used without object), be·lieved, be·liev·ing.
verb (used with object), be·lieved, be·liev·ing.
- to be persuaded of the truth or existence of: to believe in Zoroastrianism; to believe in ghosts.
- to have faith in the reliability, honesty, benevolence, etc., of: I can help only if you believe in me.
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Idioms for believe
Origin of believe
OTHER WORDS FROM believe
Example sentences from the Web for believe
We believe that by keeping insects in the classroom, young children have a chance to learn more about these animals.Insects can be the ultimate teaching tool for kids|By Kawahara, Ennes & Markee/The Conversation|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
I believe the localities’ narrow regulation of a harmful medical practice affecting vulnerable minors falls within the narrow band of permissibility.Court strikes down bans on conversion therapy as violations of free speech|Chris Johnson|November 20, 2020|Washington Blade
It’s hard to watch, but it’s one of the best portrayals I’ve seen, and believe you me, I’ve been watching for them.What ‘The Crown’ got right in portraying Princess Diana’s bulimia: It let her voice be heard|Amanda Long|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I got my first one in May 2014 and couldn’t believe I hadn’t made the investment previously.The High-Capacity Water Filter You Need for Base Camp|Joe Jackson|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
There is no bigger crisis for media, politics and society than the growing number of people who do not believe facts and verifiable figures.
But the raw believability of, say, Magnum photography has been done for.
There are many possibilities, with varying degrees of believability.
He does so with such conviction that, unless one knows the truth, his delivery mandates believability.In Newt Gingrich’s World Rules Do not Apply to Him, Ex-Wife’s Lawyer Says|Victoria Toensing|January 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Experiences of unlove are to them unbelievable and point, fundamentally and finally, to the necessity and believability of love.Herein is Love|Reuel L. Howe
British Dictionary definitions for believe
Derived forms of believe
Word Origin for believe
Idioms and Phrases with believe
In addition to the idioms beginning with believe
- believe it or not
- believe one's ears
- lead one to believe
- make believe
- you'd better believe it
Also seeseeing is believing.