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believe /bəˈliːv, bɪˈliːv/ verb

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- accept, be certain of, be convinced of, credit, depend on, have faith in, rely on, swear by, trust
- think, assume, gather, imagine, judge, presume, reckon, speculate, suppose
Antonyms: disbelieve, misbelieve
Contrasted words: discredit, distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect, challenge, dispute, reject, turn down
Related Idioms: have no doubts about, hold the belief that, take (or accept) as gospel, take at one's word, take one's word for
Related Words: accredit, credit, trust, admit
English Thesaurus: believe, accept, take sb’s word for it, give somebody the benefit of the doubt, be taken in, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

believe S1 W1 /bəˈliːv, bɪˈliːv/ verb
[Word Family: noun: belief, disbelief, believer; adjective: believableunbelievable, disbelieving; verb: believedisbelieve; adverb: unbelievably]
[Language: Old English; Origin: belefan, from lyfan, lefan 'to allow, believe']

1. [transitive not in progressive] to be sure that something is true or that someone is telling the truth:
You shouldn’t believe everything you read.
I believed him, even though his story sounded unlikely.
believe (that)
I don’t believe he’s only 25.
I don’t believe a word of it (=I think it is completely untrue).

2. [transitive not in progressive] to think that something is true or possible, although you are not completely sure
believe (that)
Detectives believe that the victim knew his killer.
it is believed (that)
It is believed that the house was built in 1735.
believe so (=think that something is true)
‘Have they arrived yet?’ ‘Yes, I believe so.’
be believed to be something
At 115, Mrs Jackson is believed to be the oldest person in the country.
The four men are widely believed (=believed by a lot of people) to have been killed by their captors.
Did you honestly believe that I’d be stupid enough to do that?
I firmly believe that the business will be a success.

3. it’s difficult/hard to believe (that) used when you are surprised that something is true:
Sometimes, it’s hard to believe we’ve been married for 50 years.


4. can’t/don’t believe something used when you are very surprised or shocked by something:
I can’t believe he’s expecting us to work on Sunday!
I couldn’t believe it when he told me what had happened.
can hardly/scarcely believe something
I could scarcely believe my luck.

5. believe it or not used when you are saying something that is true but surprising:
He enjoys school, believe it or not.

6. would you believe it! (also I don’t believe it!) used when you are surprised or angry about something:
And then he just walked out. Would you believe it!

7. believe (you) me used to emphasize that something is definitely true:
There’ll be trouble when they find out about this, believe you me!

8. you’d better believe it! used to emphasize that something is true

9. don’t you believe it! used to emphasize that something is definitely not true

10. can’t believe your eyes/ears used to say that someone is very surprised by something they see or hear

11. if you believe that, you’ll believe anything used to say that something is definitely not true, and that anyone who believes it must be stupid

12. seeing is believing (also I’ll believe it when I see it) used to say that you will only believe that something happens or exists when you actually see it

13. [intransitive] to have a religious faith:
She says those who believe will go to heaven.
make believe at make1(19)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

ADV. firmly, really, seriously (only used with negatives), sincerely He firmly believed that he was right. No one seriously believes that this war will happen.
VERB + BELIEVE can't/cannot, could not I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
be hard to It's hard to believe that this campaign has been going on for ten years.
give sb to The boss gave me to believe that we would all get a pay rise.
have reason to We have reason to believe that the escaped prisoner may be hiding in this house.
be inclined to I'm inclined to believe you.
lead sb to The advertisement led us to believe that all prices had been cut.
PHRASES can/could hardly/scarcely believe sth, not believe a word of sth I didn't believe a word of what he said.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: You should not believe in everything you hear.
GOOD: You should not believe everything you hear.
BAD: She couldn't believe in what was happening to her.
GOOD: She couldn't believe what was happening to her.

Usage Note:
believe in sth = (1) accept that something exists: 'Do you believe in ghosts?' 'James still believes in Father Christmas.'
(2) think that something is good: 'I don't believe in capital punishment.' 'I believe in getting a good night's sleep before an examination.'
believe sth = accept that something is true or real: 'I believe every word she said.' 'I couldn't believe what I was seeing.'

BAD: I could hardly believe in my eyes.
GOOD: I could hardly believe my eyes.

Usage Note:
could not/hardly believe your ears/eyes (WITHOUT in )

BAD: I deeply believe that tourists will stop coming here.
GOOD: I firmly believe that tourists will stop coming here.
BAD: My brother deeply believes in freedom of speech.
GOOD: My brother strongly believes in freedom of speech.

Usage Note:
firmly/strongly/fervently/sincerely/truly believe (NOT deeply ): 'I sincerely believe that he had no connection with the crime.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: make believe , seeing is believing

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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