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Definition 1: accept as true; take to be true - [verb of cognition]

Samples where believe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I believed his report
  • We didn't believe his stories from the War
  • She believes in spirits

(believe is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

(... is a kind of believe ) believe to be the case

"I understand you have no previous experience?"

(... is a kind of believe ) believe or accept without questioning or challenge

"Am I supposed to swallow that story?"

(... is a kind of believe ) accept as true

"I can't buy this story"

(... is a kind of believe ) follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer

"When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"

(... is a kind of believe ) have confidence or faith in

"We can trust in our government"

(... is a kind of believe ) have a firm conviction as to the goodness of something

"John believes in oat bran"

Definition 2: follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer - [verb of cognition]

Samples where believe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too

(believe is a kind of ...) accept as true; take to be true

"I believed his report" "We didn't believe his stories from the War" "She believes in spirits"

(... is a kind of believe ) hold a false or unorthodox belief

(believe belongs to category ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Definition 3: credit with veracity - [verb of cognition]

Samples where believe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You cannot believe this man
  • Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?

(believe is a kind of ...) have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of

Definition 4: be confident about something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where believe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I believe that he will come back from the war

Synonyms for believe in the sense of this definition

(believe is a kind of ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

Definition 5: judge or regard; look upon; judge - [verb of cognition]

Samples where believe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for believe in the sense of this definition

(believe is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of believe ) remain committed to

"I hold to these ideas"

(... is a kind of believe ) change one's mind

"He rethought his decision to take a vacation"

(... is a kind of believe ) dispose the mind in a certain way

"Do you really think so?"

(... is a kind of believe ) look on as or consider

"she looked on this affair as a joke" "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician" "He is reputed to be intelligent"

(... is a kind of believe ) have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude

"She felt small and insignificant" "You make me feel naked" "I made the students feel different about themselves"

(... is a kind of believe ) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

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