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“believe in sth” in British English

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believe in sth

phrasal verb with believe uk /bɪˈliːv/ us /bɪˈliːv/ verb [ T ]

B1 to be certain that something exists:

Do you believe in ghosts?

B2 to be confident that something is effective and right:

They don't believe in living together before marriage.
He believes in saying what he thinks.

More examples

  • Some people believe in life after death.
  • She strongly believes in the curative powers of the local mineral water.
  • Do you believe in an all-powerful god ?
  • Did you believe in fairies when you were little?
  • The tragedy made her question everything she believed in.

(Definition of “believe in sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)