meaning of believe

believe meaning in General Dictionary

having a strong persuasion esp for the truths of faith having a persuasion approaching to certainty to exercise belief or trust

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  • to work out belief directly into credit upon the expert or testimony of some other to-be persuaded for the truth of upon evidence furnished by reasons arguments and deductions associated with brain or by situations except that personal knowledge to consider or accept as real to position self-confidence directly into think to start thinking about concerning think you a statement or a doctrine
  • judge or respect; look upon; judge
  • be confident about some thing
  • follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer
  • credit with veracity
  • accept as true; decide to try be real
  • To exercise belief in; to credit upon the authority or testimony of some other; to be persuaded associated with truth of, upon proof furnished by explanations, arguments, and deductions of the mind, or by situations aside from individual understanding; to consider or accept as true; to put self-confidence in; to believe; to consider; as, to believe a person, a statement, or a doctrine.
  • having a company persuasion, esp. associated with facts of faith; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to work out belief or faith.
  • to imagine; to suppose.

believe meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English belyfan "to think," earlier in the day geleafa (Mercian), gelefa (Northumbrian), gelyfan (West Saxon) "believe," from Proto-Germanic *ga-laubjan "to think," possibly literally "hold dear, love" (cognates: Old Saxon gilobian "believe," Dutch geloven, Old High German gilouben, German glauben), finally a compound centered on PIE *leubh- "to care, desire, love" (see belief). Spelling beleeve is common till 17c.; after that altered, possibly by influence of relieve, etc. To trust on in place of in ended up being more common in 16c. however now is a peculiarity of theology; trust of in addition occasionally had been used in 17c. Related: Believed (previously occasionally beleft); believing. Phrase contrary to popular belief attested by 1874; Robert Ripley's paper cartoon of the identical name's from 1918. Emphatic you better believe attested from 1854.


believe meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) To exercise belief in; to credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded for the truth of, upon research furnished by explanations, arguments, and deductions of the mind, or by situations other than personal understanding; to consider or accept as real; to put self-confidence in; to consider; to think about; since, to think you, a statement, or a doctrine.

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  • (v. i.) to own a strong persuasion, esp. of this truths of religion; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to work out belief or faith.
  • (v. i.) To think; to assume.

Sentence Examples with the word believe

He is the handsomest and strongest of men, and I believe he is the wisest also.

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