Associations to the word «Believe»


BELIEVE, verb. (transitive) To accept as true, particularly without absolute certainty (i.e., as opposed to knowing)
BELIEVE, verb. (transitive) To accept that someone is telling the truth.
BELIEVE, verb. (intransitive) To have religious faith; to believe in a greater truth.
BELIEVE IN, verb. (transitive) To ascribe existence to.
BELIEVE IN, verb. (transitive) To believe that (something) is right or desirable.
BELIEVE IN, verb. (transitive) To have confidence in the ability or power of.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, adverb. (idiomatic) You may not believe the following, but it is true.
BELIEVE ONE'S EYES, verb. (idiomatic) To believe that something which one directly sees is truly the case.
BELIEVE ONE'S OWN EYES, verb. Alternative form of believe one's eyes
BELIEVE YOU ME, adverb. (idiomatic) An emphatic form of "believe me"; you [the subject] had better believe me [the speaker].

Dictionary definition

BELIEVE, verb. Accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits".
BELIEVE, verb. Judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior".
BELIEVE, verb. Be confident about something; "I believe that he will come back from the war".
BELIEVE, verb. Follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer; "When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too".
BELIEVE, verb. Credit with veracity; "You cannot believe this man"; "Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?".

Wise words

Pass no rash condemnation on other peoples words or actions.
Thomas à Kempis