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English definition of “believe”


verb [I/T]    /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.
(Definition of believe verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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