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Definition of believe:

  1. To exercise belief in; to credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth of, upon evidence furnished by reasons, arguments, and deductions of the mind, or by circumstances other than personal knowledge; to regard or accept as true; to place confidence in; to think; to consider; as, to believe a person, a statement, or a doctrine.
  2. To have a firm persuasion, esp. of the truths of religion; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to exercise belief or faith.
  3. To think; to suppose.


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Usage examples:

  • You cannot think- you cannot believe.

    - "The Master of the Ceremonies", George Manville Fenn.
  • What shall we believe in, then?

    - "The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters", George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie.
  • You see, my dears, it couldn't believe the raindrop."

    - "Furze the Cruel", John Trevena.