Believe
Believe Be*lieve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Believed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Believing}.] [OE. bileven (with pref. be- for AS. ge-), fr. AS. gel?fan, gel?fan; akin to D. gelooven, OHG. gilouban, G. glauben, OS. gil?bian, Goth. galaubjan, and Goth. liubs dear. See {Lief}, a., {Leave}, n.] To exercise belief in; to credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth of, upon evidence furnished by reasons, arguments, and deductions of the mind, or by circumstances other than personal knowledge; to regard or accept as true; to place confidence in; to think; to consider; as, to believe a person, a statement, or a doctrine. [1913 Webster]

Our conqueror (whom I now Of force believe almighty). --Milton. [1913 Webster]

King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets ? --Acts xxvi. 27. [1913 Webster]

Often followed by a dependent clause. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. --Acts viii. 37. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Expect}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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