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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
believe (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to have a firm religious faith
b) to accept something as true, , or real - genuine ideals we believe in believes in ghosts
2.
to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, , or ability of something - efficacy believe in exercise
3.
transitive verb
to hold an opinion - think I believe so
1.
a) to consider to be true or honest - believe the reports you wouldn't believe how long it took
b) to accept the word or evidence of - I believe you couldn't believe my ears
2.
to hold as an opinion - suppose I believe it will rain soon
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
believe (verb)
1.
to regard as right or true
SYNONIMS:
accept, buy, credit, swallow, take, trust
RELATED WORDS:
account, accredit, understand; assume, presume, suppose; conclude, deduce, infer
set store by ( on)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspect; challenge, dispute
disbelieve, discredit, reject
believe (verb)
2.
to have as an opinion
SYNONIMS:
allow, conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon, suppose, think
RELATED WORDS:
regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, infer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject
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