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believe meaning

EN[bɪˈliːv]
US
WBelieve
  • Believe may refer to:
  • Belief, a psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true
  • Religious belief, a belief regarding the supernatural, sacred, or divine
  • Faith (religion), a belief in something for which is unseen
  • VerbSGbelievesPRbelievingPT, PPbelievedPREbel-
    1. VT To accept as true, particularly without absolute certainty (i.e., as opposed to knowing).
      1. If you believe the numbers, you'll agree we need change. ‎
      2. I believe there are faeries. ‎
      3. I believe it might rain tomorrow. ‎ (Here, the speaker merely accepts the accuracy of the conditional.)
    2. VT To accept that someone is telling the truth.
      1. Why did I ever believe you? ‎
    3. VI To have religious faith; to believe in a greater truth.
      1. After that night in the church, I believed. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • She paused and took a defiant breath. ‘If you don't believe me, I can't help it. But I'm not a liar.’
      • "We believe in car-pooling, but let's do it without restricting traffic. ..." Sam Snyder, 51, of Burke, who has been slugging to his job at the US Customs ....
      • The microRNA-143/-145 (miR-143 and miR-145) encoding genes are located in close proximity with each other on human chromosome 5 and are believed to be cotranscribed in the same bicistronic transcript.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Believe me, if you give it a little welly down a twisty B-road this car feels pretty entertaining

Meaning of believe for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "believe" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Verbs
      • Intransitive verbs
        • Transitive verbs
      Difficultness: Level 1
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      Definiteness: Level 9
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