- 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.
Idioms about believe
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How to use believe in a sentence
Kassebaum’s decision to publicly back Bollier over GOP congressman Roger Marshall is a coup for Democrats who believe they have a chance at flipping the conservative state.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
The action, they believe, would require moderate Democrats to decide whether they want Pelosi as speaker, putting them on the spot at a moment of internal tension.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Sedition, if the Times report about Barr’s views is to be believed.William Barr is the poster child for politicized law enforcement officials|Philip Bump|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Meanwhile, a pair of events have generated enormous excitement among those who believe that aliens might already be among us.
The vaccines are going to be, I believe, announced very soon.Timeline: The 124 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat|Aaron Blake, JM Rieger|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
This is acting in every sense of the word—bringing an unevolved animal to life and making it utterly believable.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That explanation is believable…but increasingly less so when you hear Jay talk about the nature of his relationship with Adnan.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one could agree on which side they felt was more truthful or believable, and the answers kept changing.
The first thing when you read something like this is, “OK, how can I make this believable, interesting, and real?”The Good Wife’s Secret Weapon: Matt Czuchry on Cary Agos’s Terrible, Horrible Year|Kevin Fallon|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The government witnesses were not believable,” a juror said afterward.The Killer Klansman’s Missing Years as a Federal Informant|Michael Daly|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We must also commend Harris for supplying a consistent and relatively believable motivation for the main action.The City Bride (1696)|Joseph Harris
St. Jerome's love 'pale with midnight prayer' would be more believable than the butterfly Dora.The Man Between|Amelia E. Barr
To him, and hence to Celia, this idea of vast depths was thrillingly suggestive, and yet entirely believable.Earth's Enigmas|Charles G. D. Roberts
It was not believable that the corporation would allow itself to be fooled so easily, would rush open-eyed into the trap.
It was not believable that the Railroad would "jump" Los Muertos, but if this should happen, he would be left without resources.
British Dictionary definitions for believe
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Other 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.