Definition of BELIEVE

verb : BELIEVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits" ;

  • 2. (

    ) judge or regard; look upon; judge; "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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) be confident about something; "I believe that he will come back from the war" ;

  • 4. (

    ) follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer; "When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too" ;

  • 5. (

    ) credit with veracity; "You cannot believe this man"; "Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?" ;

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