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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Because insects are small and readily available and can easily be kept in the classroom or at home, as insect researchers we believe they are ideal for teaching children about nature, which can in turn get them excited about science.Insects can be the ultimate teaching tool for kids|By Kawahara, Ennes & Markee/The Conversation|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Bluepoint Games has created what I believe is the ideal PlayStation 5 launch game.‘Demon’s Souls’ review: The ideal PlayStation 5 launch game|Gene Park|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I believe this wine would be a fine partner to a holiday meal, but if it is overshadowed by others, don’t fret.Food-friendly wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dishes|Dave McIntyre|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
When doctors opened his chest, Hayes said they couldn’t believe he walked into the hospital.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done|Kyle Melnick|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He believed he could learn positivity the same way he did a playbook.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway.|Sam Fortier|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Eating disorders, researchers believed, were essentially more severe forms of disordered eating.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Drugeon survived an airstrike last year and is believed to be still at large, officials have said.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That officer believed my fair-skinned son was white, according to the traffic citation I examined.
However, we have just had a necessary wake-up call that all is not as secure as we believed.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Castros are the latest in a long line of despots he believed he could negotiate with.
Primo de Rivera, who believed the rebellion to be fast on the wane, shipped back to Spain 7,000 troops.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
While this reaction lasted he laughed away the evidence, and honestly believed he was exaggerating trifles.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Will it be believed—practically none, not more than twenty in the whole island!
However, we believed them; so a part of them went ahead of us, part behind, and some in the barque with us.
His heart now beat high with hope, for he believed that he was about to realise his ancient dream.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
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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.