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be·lieve

 (bĭ-lēv′)
v. be·lieved, be·liev·ing, be·lieves
v.tr.
1. To accept as true or real: Do you believe the news stories?
2. To credit with veracity: I believe you.
3. To expect or suppose; think: I believe they will arrive shortly.
v.intr.
1. To have firm faith, especially religious faith.
2. To have faith, confidence, or trust: I believe in your ability to solve the problem.
3. To have confidence in the truth or value of something: We believe in free speech.
4. To have an opinion; think: They have already left, I believe.
Idioms:
believe (one's) ears
To trust what one has heard.
believe (one's) eyes
To trust what one has seen.

[Middle English bileven, from Old English belȳfan, belēfan, gelēfan; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.]

be·liev′er n.
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be•liev•er

(bɪˈli vər)
n.
a person who believes, esp. one who has religious faith.
[1600–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.believer - a supporter who accepts something as truebeliever - a supporter who accepts something as true
abiogenist - a believer in abiogenesis
apostle - an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform; "an apostle of revolution"
colonialist - a believer in colonialism
Confucian, Confucianist - a believer in the teachings of Confucius
evolutionist - a person who believes in organic evolution
imperialist - a believer in imperialism
Malthusian - a believer in Malthusian theory
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
vitalist - one who believes in vitalism
2.believer - a person who has religious faithbeliever - a person who has religious faith  
denomination - a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
theist - one who believes in the existence of a god or gods
devil worshiper - someone who worships devils
monotheist - a believer in one god
mystic, religious mystic - someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension
numerologist - a believer in numerology
pantheist - someone who believes that God and the universe are the same
pilgrim - someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
sun worshiper - someone who worships the sun
theosophist - a believer in theosophy
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believer

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Translations
مُؤْمِن
věřící
troende
trúmaîur
inananmümin

believer

[bɪˈliːvəʳ] N
1. (Rel) → creyente mf, fiel mf
2. (= advocate) → partidario/a m/f
to be a great believer inser muy partidario de ...
I am a believer in letting things take their coursesoy partidario de dejar que las cosas sigan su propio curso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

believer

[bɪˈliːvər] n
(= proponent) believer in [+ idea, policy, principle] → partisan(e) de
to be a believer in the value of sth → croire en la valeur de qch
Mum was a great believer in herbal medicines → Maman croyait beaucoup aux vertus de la phytothérapie.
to be a believer in doing sth → croire qu'il est bon de faire qch
(RELIGION)croyant(e) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

believer

n
(Rel) → Gläubige(r) mf
to be a (firm) believer in something(grundsätzlich) für etw sein; I’m a believer in doing things properlyich bin grundsätzlich der Meinung, dass man, was man macht, richtig machen sollte; he’s a (firm) believer in getting up earlyer ist überzeugter Frühaufsteher; he’s not much of a believer in getting up earlyer hält nicht viel vom Frühaufstehen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

believer

[bɪˈliːvəʳ] n (Rel) → credente m/f
to be a believer in (in idea, activity) → essere a favore di
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believe

(biˈliːv) verb
1. to regard (something) as true. I believe his story.
2. to trust (a person), accepting what he says as true. I believe you.
3. to think (that). I believe he's ill.
beˈlievable adjective
beˈlief (-f) noun
1. faith or trust. I have no belief in his ability.
2. (often in plural) something believed. Christian beliefs.
beˈliever noun
a person who has (especially religious) beliefs. a true believer.
believe in
to accept the existence or recognize the value of (something). Do you believe in ghosts?; He believes in capital punishment.
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References in classic literature ?
Then burst forth the unending argument between the believers and the unbelievers in the societies of the wise and the scientific journals.
for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh." If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through his appointed time, he now wills to remove, and that he gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to him?
The good and just hate thee, and call thee their enemy and despiser; the believers in the orthodox belief hate thee, and call thee a danger to the multitude.
Thus, believers and unbelievers, the learned and the ignorant, alike had their eyes fixed on the doctor, and he became the lion of the day, without knowing that he carried such a mane.
A husband that doth not like his wife may easily find means to make the marriage void, and, what is worse, may dismiss the second wife with less difficulty than he took her, and return to the first; so that marriages in this country are only for a term of years, and last no longer than both parties are pleased with each other, which is one instance how far distant these people are from the purity of the primitive believers, which they pretend to have preserved with so great strictness.
At first, indeed, I pretended that I was describing the imaginary experiences of a fictitious person; but my enthusiasm soon forced me to throw off all disguise, and finally, in a fervent peroration, I exhorted all my hearers to divest themselves of prejudice and to become believers in the Third Dimension.
Like most savages they are firm believers in dreams, and in the power and efficacy of charms and amulets, or medicines as they term them.
Have you ever heard the name of the parson of Emminster--you must have done do?--old Mr Clare; one of the most earnest of his school; one of the few intense men left in the Church; not so intense as the extreme wind of Christian believers with which I have thrown in my lot, but quite an exception among the Established clergy, the younger of whom are gradually attenuating the true doctrines by their sophistries, till they are but the shadow of what they were.
'that all true believers break their eggs at the convenient end.'
"Brother Ferrier," he said, taking a seat, and eyeing the farmer keenly from under his light-coloured eyelashes, "the true believers have been good friends to you.
"The truly guilty," said Milady, "is the ravager of England, the persecutor of true believers, the base ravisher of the honor of so many women--he who, to satisfy a caprice of his corrupt heart, is about to make England shed so much blood, who protects the Protestants today and will betray them tomorrow--"
The letter had about every demerit of party letters in general; it was expressed with the energy of a believer; it was personal; it was a little more than half unfair, and about a quarter untrue.