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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Once I started using this model, I couldn’t believe how much diarrhea, vomiting, and general malaise I had put myself through to avoid the simple three-minute process of filtering my water.The High-Capacity Water Filter You Need for Base Camp|Joe Jackson|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
The state was plunged into one of the strictest lockdowns in the world on Thursday, after contact tracers believed a man became infected after buying a takeaway pizza.
Though it was ultimately stripped from the bill, Choi believes blockchain and crypto will find success in Washington.The cashless economy: How fintech is approaching the future of finance|McKenna Moore|November 19, 2020|Fortune
On the acquisition side, the company plans to buy only profitable businesses with $2 million to $20 million in revenue that it believes can be ten times larger, investing between $3 million to $20 million in a company.Investors are betting that the next Warby Parker will spring from Amazon|Lucinda Shen|November 18, 2020|Fortune
“We believe the labels point to a broader conversation so that people can see what’s happening with the election and with the results,” Twitter’s Dorsey responded under fire.Senators attack Facebook and Twitter over labeling election misinformation|Danielle Abril|November 17, 2020|Fortune
He has said he believes Al Sharpton is a “race pimp” and a pig.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wisner continues to feel angry toward the agency because she believes she was misled.
Saleem believes that the strike came from a nearby airbase across the Iranian border.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All because Murthy believes that gun violence, which kills an average of 86 Americans every day, is a public health issue.
Like many other Pakistani Taliban, Jamal has his own horror stories to tell, which he believes can justify any bloody retribution.
He believes that when the Bishop sees himself about to lose the estate, he too will show himself ready for a bargain.Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning|Robert Browning
This is Platonic, not Aristotelian, who believes in the eternity of motion as well as of time.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
The card on the violets merely said: “From a crusty old critic who believes in your success.”Molly Brown's Junior Days|Nell Speed
He is wondrous loth to hazard his credulity, and whilst he fears to believe amiss, believes nothing.Microcosmography|John Earle
She has washed their faces and tidied their hair, and believes she has done service to little angels.Stray Studies from England and Italy|John Richard Greene
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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.