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believe

be·lieve

believe

 
 
pronunciation:
b liv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
believe in
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: believed, believes, believing
definition 1: to accept as honest or true.
They believe every word their leader says.
synonyms:
buy, credit, trust
antonyms:
disbelieve, discount, doubt
similar words:
accept, accredit, acknowledge, assume, put stock in, recognize, repute, swallow, take
definition 2: to have some confidence; suppose (usu. fol. by a clause serving as object).
She believes that he will succeed even if the others don't.I believe they'll be arriving around noon.I believe you already know the answer to that.
synonyms:
guess, suppose, suspect, think, trust
antonyms:
doubt
similar words:
figure, hold, imagine, know, maintain, opine, presume, surmise
definition 3: to have confidence in the truthfulness or correctness of.
He said he lost his homework, and I believe him.I don't need any more convincing; I believe you!
similar words:
trust
phrase: believe in
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have a firm conviction or belief, often of a religious nature.
They do not require evidence; they simply believe.
antonyms:
disbelieve, doubt
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derivations: believable (adj.), believing (adj.), believably (adv.), believer (n.)
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