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.
Origin of believe
Examples from the Web for believe
People watch night soaps because the genre allows them to believe in a world where people just react off their baser instincts.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I believe in the power of institutions—Congress, public policy, certain ideas about politics—that last for a long time.
What they believe impacts economic policy, foreign policy, education policy, environmental policy, you name it.
“We believe the gun was in it the whole time,” the investigator says.
Afraid the Korean secret police would not believe his kidnapping story, Shin settled in Hollywood.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Ignacio knew that the Spanish officer was glad enough to believe the story the spy told him.A Prisoner of Morro|Upton Sinclair
It makes me feel ridiculous to think I was soft enough to believe that rubbage.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the devil.
If I was to write to my mother,' says he, 'that my wife had left me, I believe it would be the death of her.The Land of Long Ago|Eliza Calvert Hall
I believe that it is what Shakespeare intended, and that he despised the groundlings if they laughed.Shakespearean Tragedy|A. C. Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for 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.