believe

believability, believableness, n.believable, adj.believably, adv.believer, n.believingly, adv.
/bi leev"/, v., believed, believing.
v.i.
1. to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully.
v.t.
2. to have confidence or faith in the truth of (a positive assertion, story, etc.); give credence to.
3. to have confidence in the assertions of (a person).
4. to have a conviction that (a person or thing) is, has been, or will be engaged in a given action or involved in a given situation: The fugitive is believed to be headed for the Mexican border.
5. to suppose or assume; understand (usually fol. by a noun clause): I believe that he has left town.
6. believe in,
a. to be persuaded of the truth or existence of: to believe in Zoroastrianism; to believe in ghosts.
b. to have faith in the reliability, honesty, benevolence, etc., of: I can help only if you believe in me.
7. make believe. See make (def. 46).
[1150-1200; ME bileven, equiv. to bi- BE- + leven, OE (Anglian) gelefan (c. D gelooven, G glauben, Goth galaubjan)]

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