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To believe or accept that something is true or exists - thesaurus


believe

verb

to think that a fact is true

believe

verb

to think that what someone has said is true

be seeing things

phrase

to believe that you see something when it is not really there

buy

verb

spoken to believe or accept something, especially something that is unlikely to be true or reasonable

credit

verb

to believe that something is true

delude yourself

phrase

to choose to believe something that is not true

embrace

verb

formal to completelyaccept something such as a newbelief, idea, or way of life

fancy

verb

literary to believe or imagine that something is true

figure

verb

informal to believe that something is true, although you do not know for certain

gather

verb

mainly spoken to believe that something is true, although no one has directlytold you about it

get the wrong idea

phrase

to believe something that is not true

imagine

verb

to have an idea that something exists or is happening, when in fact it does not exist or is not happening

kid yourself

phrase

to make yourself believe something that is not true

suppose

verb

to think that something is true or right, although you are not very happy about this

swallow

verb

informal to believe something that is unlikely to be true

swear by

phrasal verb

to believe that something is effective

take

verb

to accept an explanation or something that someone says without discussing it or arguing about it

take in

phrasal verb

to accept something as real or true

take someone at their word

phrase

to do something as a result of what someone has said, even though they may not have meantexactly what they said

take someone/something at face value

phrase

to accept someone or something without considering whether they really are what they claim to be

take something as gospel

phrase

to believe something without doubting it at all

take something on trust

phrase

to believe that something you have heard or read is true, although there is no proof

understand

verb

formal to believe that something is true because you have heard or read it somewhere

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Believe synonyms

have faith

be confident

think

To consider or weigh an idea:

be convinced

conclude

To bring about as a result; to effect; to make.

be certain

feel sure

deem

assume

Assume means to fulfill the obligations of someone else's position by taking over his job.

give credence to

sense

To become aware of; perceive:

trust

To give credence to; believe:

hold

To keep from departing or getting away:

credit

Approval; deference; respect. See also full faith and credit. Belief; faith; trust. The ability to borrow money, the amount made available as a loan, or the ability to purchase goods and services without immediate payment, based on the creditor’s faith in one’s ability and intention to repay the loan or to pay for the goods and services in the future. A reduction in an amount owed or an addition to one’s net worth or revenue. A form of security offered to a seller that provides for payment by a bank or financial institution upon certain conditions being met, including delivery of goods within specified time and whatever other conditions are applicable to the transaction. See also letter of credit.

put stock in

have no doubt

doubt not

consider

To think about in order to understand or decide; ponder

take one's word for

take as gospel

entertain a belief

opine

To opine is to share your thoughts or opinion.

swallow

To put up with (something unpleasant):

maintain

To declare in a positive way; assert

regard

Regard is to think of someone or something in a particular way.

take stock in

be credulous

opinion(related)

(Archaic) To have or express as an opinion.

attach some weight to

keep the faith

rest-assured

nurture a belief

suspect(antonym)

Suspect is defined as to think something is likely or believe someone has done something wrong or is guilty of something.

disbelieve(antonym)

To refuse to believe or accept; reject:

deny(antonym)

To assert that something is not true.

judge

To act as one appointed to decide the winners of:

guess

To form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture; surmise

cherish a belief

belief(related)

To regard in an appraising way

hold a belief

distrust(antonym)

To have no confidence in; doubt or suspect:

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Synonyms of believe in English:

believe


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verb

1‘I don't believe you’

SYNONYMS

be convinced by, trust, have confidence in, consider honest, consider truthful

2‘if you believe that story you will believe anything’

SYNONYMS

regard as true, accept as true, accept, be convinced by, give credence to, credit, give credit to, trust, put confidence in, count on, rely on, depend on

informal swallow, swallow something hook, line, and sinker, fall for, go for, buy, take as gospel

3‘police believe they've identified the smuggler’

SYNONYMS

think, be of the opinion that, think it likely that, have an idea that, imagine, feel, have a feeling, hold, maintain, suspect, suppose, assume, presume, conjecture, surmise, postulate that, theorize that, conclude, come to the conclusion that, deduce

understand, be given to understand, take it, gather, fancy, guess, dare say

North American figure

informal reckon

archaic ween


Phrases

    believe in

    1‘Lucy wasn't sure if she believed in God or not’


    SYNONYMS

    be convinced of the existence of, be sure of the existence of, be persuaded of the existence of, believe in the existence of

    2‘she believed in the benefits of Turkish baths for slimming’


    SYNONYMS

    have faith in, pin one's faith on, trust in, have every confidence in, cling to, set store by, value, swear by, be convinced by, be persuaded by

    subscribe to, approve of, back, support, advocate, champion

    informal rate

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He did believe you, more or less, and what you said fell in with his own impressions—strange impressions that they were, poor man!

CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES

I believe that these are ideal characters constructed from still more ancient legends and traditions.

GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD

"I verily believe they're gone to look at my button," cried Davy, beginning to laugh, in spite of his fears.

DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL

I cannot believe that God would think it necessary to come on earth as a man, and die on the Cross.

GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD

I cannot believe that a good God would create or tolerate a Devil, nor that he would allow the Devil to tempt man.

GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD

The girl saw this, and knew that he did not believe in her as she wished him to believe, as she intended to make him believe.

ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON

Later on, I believe, a child is wont to have his favourite colour, and to be ready to defend it against the preferences of others.

CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY

Now this younger son—I believe that he is in his twenty-first year at present—has been something of a scapegrace.

ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI

And he was inclined to believe that it was Grandfather Mole that was to blame for the scarcity of worms in the neighborhood.

THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY

It is impossible to believe that thus far it is anything but a sketch and intimation of what it will presently be.

THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS

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believe

Thus, in the case of remembering a room in which the window is to the left of the door, when we believe the image-content the proposition will consist of the image of the window on the left together with the image of the door on the right.

It is suggested, by the theory we are considering, that this difference of effects constitutes what is meant by saying that in the second case I believe the proposition suggested, while in the first case I do not.

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He was surprised at himself because he ceased to believe so easily, and, not knowing that he felt as he did on account of the subtle workings of his inmost nature, he ascribed the certainty he had reached to his own cleverness.

I can't force myself to believe. If there is a God after all and he punishes me because I honestly don't believe in Him I can't help it."

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"There is a providence; there is a God," said Monte Cristo, "of whom you are a striking proof, as you lie in utter despair, denying him, while I stand before you, rich, happy, safe and entreating that God in whom you endeavor not to believe, while in your heart you still believein him."

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And so, Meletus, you really think that I do not believe in any god?

I swear by Zeus that you believe absolutely in none at all.

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- I know what you think of Jane Wilson; and I believe I know how far you are mistaken in your opinion: you think she is singularly charming, elegant, sensible, and refined: you are not aware that she is selfish, cold-hearted, ambitious, artful, shallow-minded - '

We parted - somewhat coldly again: but still we did not cease to be friends; and my well-meant warning, though it might have been more judiciously delivered, as well as more thankfully received, was not wholly unproductive of the desired effect: his visit to the Wilsons was not repeated, and though, in our subsequent interviews, he never mentioned her name to me, nor I to him, - I have reason to believe he pondered my words in his mind, eagerly though covertly sought information respecting the fair lady from other quarters, secretly compared my character of her with what he had himself observed and what he heard from others, and finally came to the conclusion that, all things considered, she had much better remain Miss Wilson of Ryecote Farm than be transmuted into Mrs.

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But a far more important consideration, as I believe, is that, during the process of further modification, by which two varieties are supposed on my theory to be converted and perfected into two distinct species, the two which exist in larger numbers from inhabiting larger areas, will have a great advantage over the intermediate variety, which exists in smaller numbers in a narrow and intermediate zone.

To sum up, I believe that species come to be tolerably well-defined objects, and do not at any one period present an inextricable chaos of varying and intermediate links: firstly, because new varieties are very slowly formed, for variation is a very slow process, and natural selection can do nothing until favourable variations chance to occur, and until a place in the natural polity of the country can be better filled by some modification of some one or more of its inhabitants.

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How soon any other wishes introduced themselves I can hardly tell, but I believe in about half an hour after I had seen you."

"On the evening before my going to London," said he, "I made a confession to him, which I believe I ought to have made long ago.

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They have it yet, and I believethey will have it while I live.

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