Bedeutung von "believe" Essential amerikanisches Englisch Wörterbuch


verb us /bɪˈliv/ (present participle believing, past tense and past participle believed)

A2 to think that something is true, or that what someone says is true:

She says she’s only thirty, but I don’t believe it.
Do you believe him?

A2 to think something, although you are not completely sure:

The murderer is believed to be in his thirties.
believe it or not

B1 used to say that something surprising is true:

He even remembered my birthday, believe it or not.
not believe your eyes/ears

B1 to be very surprised when you see someone or something, or when you hear what someone says:

I couldn’t believe my ears when Dan said they were getting married.

(Definition von "believe" von Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)