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.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • believed — index convincing, putative, uncontested, undisputed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • believed — be·lieve || bɪ liːv v. have faith in, think to be true …   English contemporary dictionary

  • BELIEVED — …   Useful english dictionary

  • believed him — trusted him, took his words to be the truth, had faith in him …   English contemporary dictionary

  • believed in him — had confidence in him, trusted in him …   English contemporary dictionary

  • I Believed — Infobox Single Name = I Believed Artist = Melissa Smith B side = I Believed (Remix) from Album = Untitled Debut Album Released = June 10 2008 (US) Format = Digital download Recorded = 2007 Genre = R B, Pop Length = 4:27 Label = 4847 Records… …   Wikipedia

  • Missing Believed Killed — Upstairs, Downstairs episode James Episode no. Seas …   Wikipedia

  • Missing Believed Wiped — is an annual event hosted by the British Film Institute in which previously wiped television material from the UK, which has recently been recovered is screened. Missing Believed Wiped was founded in 1993 by Dick Fiddy who remains involved in the …   Wikipedia

  • have to be seen to be believed — if something has to be seen to be believed, it is so surprising or shocking that it is difficult to believe. The devastation had to be seen to be believed …   New idioms dictionary

  • something is believed to be — someone/​something is believed to be phrase used for saying that it is the general opinion of most people that something is true although it has not been proved A third man is missing and is believed to have been taken into police custody.… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”