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British pronunciation/bɪlˈiːv/
American pronunciation/bɪˈɫiv/
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to accept something to be true even without proof

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to believe definition and meaning
1.1

to have a religious belief or faith

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She believes God is a fundamental part of life.
He believes there is a higher force governing the universe.
The spirits grant their blessings to those who believe.
Some individuals in the organization have wavering faith and don't truly believe.
1.2

to have confidence that someone's statement is true

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Do you actually believe him about the lost treasure?
He claims he saw a UFO last night, but I don't believe him.
He assured me he'd return the book tomorrow, and I'm willing to believe him.
She claims she can fix it, but I don't believe her.
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to hold an opinion that something is the case

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to think something is true, even if one is not completely sure

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'believe not.'
'Pasta, I believe.'
Experts believe that the disease is caused by a certain virus.
'I believe they did.'
It is believed that ancient civilizations built the pyramids using advanced techniques.
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used to express disbelief, surprise, or annoyance at something

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For a long time, I believed his exaggerated tales of adventure.
I believed her excuses for missing the meeting.
You shouldn't believe everything you see on social media.
They were misled into believing the product was a miracle cure.
I find it hard to believe that she won the lottery twice in a row.
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