HyperDic: believe

English > 5 senses of the word believe:
VERBcognitionbelieveaccept as true
cognitionbelieve, think, consider, conceivejudge or regard
cognitionbelieve, trustbe confident about something
cognitionbelievefollow a credo
cognitionbelievecredit with veracity
believe > pronunciation
Soundsbihliy'v
Rhymesachieve ... weave: 34 rhymes with iyv...
English > believe: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningAccept as true; take to be true.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey believe him to write the letter
Examples
  • "I believed his report"
  • "We didn't believe his stories from the War"
  • "She believes in spirits"
NarrowerbelieveFollow a credo
believe inHave a firm conviction as to the goodness of something
buyAccept as true
swallowBelieve or accept without questioning or challenge
trustHave confidence or faith in
understand, inferBelieve to be the case
BroaderacceptConsider or hold as true
Oppositedisbelieve, discreditReject as false
Spanishconfiar, considerar, creer
Catalanconsiderar, creure
Adjectivesbelievablecapable of being believed
Nounsbeliefany cognitive content held as true
believera supporter who accepts something as true
English > believe: 5 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningjudge or regard; look upon; judge.
PatternSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey believe that there was a traffic accident
Example "I believe her to be very smart"
Synonymsthink, consider, conceive
NarrowerfeelHave a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude
holdRemain committed to
rethinkchange one's mind
see, consider, reckon, view, regarddeem to be
thinkdispose the mind in a certain way
think of, repute, know as, be known as, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to belook on as or consider
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Spanishconsiderar, creer, opinar, pensar
Catalanconsiderar, creure, pensar
English > believe: 5 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningBe confident about something.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey believe that there was a traffic accident
Example"I believe that he will come back from the war"
Synonymtrust
Broaderexpect, anticipateregard something as probable or likely
Spanishconsiderar
Catalanconsiderar, pensar
Nounsbeliefa vague idea in which some confidence is placed
English > believe: 5 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningFollow a credo; have a faith; be a believer.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
Categoryreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Narrowermisbelievehold a false or unorthodox belief
BroaderbelieveAccept as true
Spanishcreer
Nounsbelievera person who has religious faith
English > believe: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
Meaningcredit with veracity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "You cannot believe this man"
  • "Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?"
BroadercreditHave trust in
Spanishcreer
Adjectivesbelievablecapable of being believed

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