Bedeutung von "believe" - als Fremdsprache


verb uk us /bɪˈliːv/
TRUE [ T ]

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

[ + (that) ] They believe that their health has suffered because of the chemicals.
Do you believe him?
I can't believe that she wants to go out with me.
→ Opposite disbelieve

A2 to think something, without being completely sure:

"Is he coming home tonight?" "I believe so."
The murderer is believed to be in his thirties.

to have religious beliefs

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.
believe it or not

B1 used to say that something is true although it seems surprising:

He even remembered my birthday, believe it or not.

(Definition von "believe" von Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)