believe in

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Verb1.believe in - have a firm conviction as to the goodness of something; "John believes in oat bran"
believe - accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits"


1. To regard (something) as true or real:
Slang: buy, swallow.
2. To have confidence in the truthfulness of:
Idiom: take at one's word.
3. To have an opinion:
Informal: figure, judge.
Idiom: be of the opinion.
4. To view in a certain way:
5. To regard in an appraising way:
phrasal verb
believe in
To place trust or confidence in:
bank on (or upon), count on (or upon), depend on (or upon), reckon on (or upon), rely on (or upon), trust (in).
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vi +prep obj
God, ghostsglauben an (+acc)
(= have trust in) promisesglauben an (+acc); method alsoVertrauen haben zu; to believe in oneselfan sich selbst glauben; the boss/his mother still believes in himder Chef/seine Mutter glaubt immer noch an ihn; please believe in mebitte haben Sie Vertrauen zu mir; he doesn’t believe in medicine/doctorser hält nicht viel von Medikamenten/Ärzten
(= support idea of) to believe in something(prinzipiell) für etw sein; he believes in getting up earlyer ist überzeugter Frühaufsteher; he believes in giving people a second chanceer gibt prinzipiell jedem noch einmal eine Chance; I don’t believe in compromisesich halte nichts von Kompromissen, ich bin gegen Kompromisse


(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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Furthermore, those of us foolish enough to trust a text which has more than 300 fulfilled prophecies (with none missed) and ignorant enough to believe in God, know that such a God could see to it that reliable copies of his word are passed down through the ages.
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