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believe

verb [I/T]  us   /bɪˈliv/
to think that something is true or correct: [T] One juror said he didn’t believe the policeman’s testimony. [+ (that) clause] She believed (that) it was wrong to censor the text. If you believe in something, you feel that it is right: [I always + adv/prep] I believe in giving a person a second chance. If you believe in someone you have confidence in that person's abilities: [I always + adv/prep] We just need to believe in ourselves.
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