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Definition of the verb believe

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verb - inflections: believed | believing | believes

  1. accept as true; take to be true
    • examples: I believed his report | We didn't believe his stories from the War | She believes in spirits | They believe him to write the letter
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • antonym: disbelieve
    • more generic word: accept = consider or hold as true
    • more specific terms:
      • understand / infer = believe to be the case
      • swallow = believe or accept without questioning or challenge
      • buy = accept as true
      • trust = have confidence or faith in
      • believe in = have a firm conviction as to the goodness of something
  2. judge or regard; look upon; judge
  3. be confident about something
  4. follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer
    • example: When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too
    • domain: faith / religion / religious belief
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more specific word: misbelieve = hold a false or unorthodox belief
  5. credit with veracity
    • examples: You cannot believe this man | Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic word: credit = have trust in

Alternative definition of the verb believe


  1. [transitive] To think something is true without having proof or empirical evidence.
  2. [transitive] To accept that someone is telling the truth.
  3. [transitive] To accept as true.
  4. [intransitive] To have religious faith; to believe in a greater truth.
  5. [transitive] To consider likely.


  1. Believe is an American fantasy drama television series that broadcast as part of the 2013–14 United States network television schedule on NBC as a mid-season entry. Originally 13 episodes were to be aired, but only 12 were aired in the US. The series was created by Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón and Markus Friedman. The series began on March 10, was renewed for a second but then they cancelled it on May 9, and ended on June 15, 2014.
  2. "Believe" is a 2013 British sports drama film directed by David Scheinmann. Set in Manchester in 1984, it stars Brian Cox as legendary manager, Sir Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to coach a team of young working class boys captained by the talented but unruly Georgie Gallagher. The film also stars Natascha McElhone as Erica Gallagher, Anne Reid as Jean Busby and Toby Stephens as Georgie's prospective headmaster. Believe will be released theatrically in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2014. And for the first time ever will be aired on Sky Movies the very same day.
  3. "Believe" is a 2007 mockumentary/comedy about the world of Multi-Level Marketing. This is the first movie by director Loki Mulholland, who is also credited for the screenplay.
  4. "Believe" is a film, directed by Robert Tinnell.
  5. "Believe" is a film, directed by Tanner Hall.


  1. "Believe" is the third studio album by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, released on June 15, 2012, by Island Records. Looking to transition from the teen pop styles of his two-piece debut effort My World and My World 2.0, Bieber opted to create a follow-up record that featured more prominent elements of dance-pop and contemporary R&B. As executive producers, mentor Usher and manager Scooter Braun enlisted collaborators including Darkchild, Hit-Boy, Diplo and Max Martin with the intention of creating a mature-sounding project.
  2. "Believe" is a song by American singer-actress Cher from her twenty-second album of the same name. It was first released on October 19, 1998 as the lead single from the album by Warner Bros.. It was written by Brian Higgins, Stuart McLennen, Paul Barry, Steven Torch, Matthew Gray, and Timothy Powell and produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling. The song also appears on the greatest hits compilations The Greatest Hits and The Very Best of Cher.
  3. "Believe" is the second studio album by the American metal band Disturbed. It was released on September 17, 2002. Believe debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it Disturbed's first number 1 debut, shipping over 284,000 copies in its first week. It was certified double platinum by the RIAA in the United States on September 23, 2008.
  4. "Believe" is the twenty-second studio album by American singer-actress Cher, first released on October 22, 1998 by Wea Records and distributed in North America by Warner Bros. Records. Following the failure of her previous studio album It's a Man's World, her record company encouraged her to return to the studio to pursue a new musical direction. Recording took place over the summer at the Dreamhouse Studios in London and the Soundworks Studios in New York under the guidance of English producers Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling. The album was dedicated to her ex-husband Sonny Bono, who died earlier that year.
  5. "Believe" is the winning Russian entry for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest sung by Dima Bilan. The song was composed and written by Jim Beanz & Dima Bilan. On 20 May 2008 Bilan sang in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest, and the song was voted into the final by public vote. It was performed 24th out of 25 songs in the final on 24 May 2008.
  6. "Believe": "Believe/Kumorinochi, Kaisei" is a single released by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on March 4, 2009 by their record label J Storm. "Believe" was used as the theme song for the Takashi Miike movie Yatterman starring Arashi member Sho Sakurai, and "Kumorinochi Kaisei" was used as the theme song for the drama Uta no Oniisan starring member Satoshi Ohno. The single was released in three editions: a regular edition containing a bonus track and instrumental versions of all the songs released in the single, and two limited edition both containing a DVD with a music video of one of the A-side tracks.
    • also known as Believe/Kumorinochi, Kaisei
  7. "Believe" is a 2004 song from the Christmas-themed performance capture film The Polar Express. The words and music were written by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, and the song was performed by Josh Groban. The song is included on the film soundtrack. The song is included on the 2011 album Heavenly Christmas performed by Jackie Evancho.
  8. "Believe" is a 1994 song recorded by Elton John. It was the first single from his album Made in England and was released on 20 February 1995. It reached #1 in Canada. In the US, "Believe" was Elton John's fifteenth number one on the Adult Contemporary chart and also went to number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100. It gave him his third straight top twenty single in the US, with his two hit singles from Disney's The Lion King preceding it. In Europe, it was a top twenty hit in Switzerland, UK, France and Belgium and achieved moderate success in several other countries. The songs which feature as B-side were recorded at the Greek Theatre, in Los Angeles.
  9. "Believe" is the seventh studio album by classical crossover artist Katherine Jenkins and was released on 26 October 2009 in the UK.
  10. "Believe" was the second single from The Chemical Brothers 2005 album Push the Button. The single was released in early May 2005 and peaked at #18 in the UK charts. Kele Okereke, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the indie rock band Bloc Party is featured on vocals. The song was featured in the 2005 snowboarding video "Flavor Country" by Sandbox.
  11. "Believe" is the second studio album by Australian guitarist Orianthi and her debut album recorded for a major label. It was released on 26 October 2009 by Geffen Records. The album's release was pushed back by Geffen to coincide with the compilation album This Is It by Michael Jackson, as a result of the publicity generated from her appearance in the concert film of the same name. The album peaked at number 77 at the Billboard 200.
  12. "Believe" is the second single from the rock band The Bravery's second album The Sun and the Moon. It is the highest charting Modern Rock single for the band, reaching number four. A remixed version of the song appears on The Sun and the Moon Complete.
  13. "Believe" is a 2001 gospel album released by Yolanda Adams, featuring the singles "Never Give Up," and "I'm Gonna Be Ready." This was Adams' final release on Elektra Records before the company folded. The track "Fo' Sho'" was done with labelmate Karen Clark-Sheard and was Sheard's first release after her near death experience. The first track, "Never Give Up", is said to be a response to the September 11th attacks. The album sold 67,000 copies at first week, and total sales is near platinum sales with over 700,000 units only to be certified Gold by the RIAA.
    • genre: Gospel music
    • released on (14 years ago)
    • award:
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist (Contemporary) nomination for Yolanda Adams
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist (Contemporary), received by Yolanda Adams
  14. "Believe" is the fifth studio album and the debut English language album by Russian singer and songwriter Dima Bilan. It was released in 2009. The album includes his Eurovision Song Contest 2008 winning song "Believe".
  15. "Believe" is a Japanese compilation spotlighting the four Savatage albums that have been released in Japan on the Zero label. The album was intended to keep Savatage material on display in Japanese music stores. Although the song "Believe" was not released on a Zero record in Japan, the band felt it was vital for it to be included on the record, and subsequently it was.
    • genre: Heavy metal
    • released on (17 years ago)
  16. "Believe" is a single by Staind, the first from their sixth studio album, The Illusion of Progress.
  17. "Believe" is Misia's 3rd single. It was released on April 21, 1999. It peaked at #2 selling 95,930 copies on its first week. The song was used in Hitachi's "Maxell MD" commercial. "Believe" is one of MISIA's signature songs.
  18. "BELIEVE" is a composition, cataloged instance.
    • also known as BELIEVE
    • music and lyrics by 杉本竜一
  19. "Believe" is the second album from producer, songwriter, DJ, and remixer Morgan Page, released on February 23, 2010.
  20. "Believe" is the seventh studio album by the German band Crematory, distributed through Nuclear Blast, and the last full length album before their 3-year hiatus. This is the first album to include clean vocals by Matthias Hechler.
  21. "Believe" is a 1998 single album by Cher.
    • also known as Believe (disc 2), Believe (disc 1)
    • released on (17 years ago)
  22. "Believe" is the debut single by Nami Tamaki, released April 23, 2003. She was chosen out of many at a Sony Music Audition to sing this song which is the 3rd opening theme for Kidou Senshi Gundam Seed. Very upbeat and catchy, the PV is packed with dancing. The single cover represents the white haired Nami in the video.
  23. "Believe" is a 2005 album by The Chemical Brothers.
  24. "Believe" is a tv theme song, composition.
    • also known as The Mentalist Theme Song
    • music by Blake Neely
  25. "Believe" is the debut single by Japanese rock band Luna Sea, released on February 24, 1993. It reached number 11 on the Oricon singles chart.
  26. "Believe" is a musical single of GusGus.
    • also known as Believe (disc 2)
    • released on (18 years ago)
  27. "Believe" is the Christmas studio album from Christian rock band 33Miles. It was released only through Family Christian Stores on October 6, 2009 on INO Records. It was packaged with 33Miles' album Today when it released on October 5, 2010, and then released on its own to the general public through iTunes on November 9, 2010.
  28. "Believe" a.k.a. "Celtic Woman: Believe": Celtic Woman: Believe is the seventh studio album by the group Celtic Woman released on May 25, 2011. This album was intended to be released exclusively in Japan to promote the film Princess Toyotomi. This is Celtic Woman's first album to feature their newest member Lisa Lambe.
  29. "Believe" is a Christmas album by Christian singer Natalie Grant. It was released on October 25, 2005 through Curb Records.
  30. "Believe" is the sixth studio album by Canadian country music group Emerson Drive. The album was released in Canada on May 5, 2009 via Midas/Valory/Open Road. The album's first single, "Belongs to You," reached the top forty on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the United States.
    • genre: Country
    • released on (6 years ago)
    • award: - Juno Award for Country Album of the Year nomination for Emerson Drive
  31. "Believe" is an LP released by Th' Legendary Shack Shakers on October 4, 2004.
  32. "Believe" is a song written by Ronnie Dunn and Craig Wiseman, and recorded by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in October 2005 as the second single from their album Hillbilly Deluxe, and it won the Country Music Association's 2006 awards for Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
  33. "Believe" is the fourth album recorded with MCA records by the family group The Jets, at this point composed of siblings Eddie, Elizabeth, Haini, Kathi, Leroy, Moana and Rudy Wolfgramm. It featured all new material, including the singles "You Better Dance" and "The Same Love". The album had very little promotion and only peaked at #107 on the Billboard 200.
  34. "Believe" is the debut studio album by Scottish singer and Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall. The album was released on 9 December 2011 via Sony Music and Syco Music. A promotional single, "With or Without You" was released and performed on various UK shows such as Daybreak.


Believe is a musical group, film music contributor.

  • albums: "Hope to See Another Day", "Yesterday Is a Friend", "This Bread Is Mine", "World is Round", "The Warmest Sun in Winter"
  • official website:


Believe is a women's fragrance by Britney Spears for Elizabeth Arden. This is the fifth fragrance from Britney, and hit the stores on September 24, 2007. The fragrance is said to be sensual and warm. Delicate and feminine. A sparkling blend of exotic fruits guava and golden tangerine, soft florals honeysuckle and hints of linden blossom, and seductive amber, patchouli, and pink pralines.

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Google previewYour Wonderful Life (2010)

No Matter the Past, Life always holds Wonder, Joy and Meaning by Doug Billings

To believe is an action. The word “believe” is the verb form of faith. Faith and believing are not synonymous. Faith is not a decision it is a gift. To receive the gift of faith, we must ask for it. In the Bible, the book of Hebrews, chapter 11 speaks of ...

Google previewComparative Austronesian Dictionary (1995)

An Introduction to Austronesian Studies by Darrell T. Tryon

tu'7u + mag-; also pati +mag-/-en also 'believe, obey'. kahagad + aN-/a; also bannal + aN/-an. intopot (may- -on). Also ber-[pikir] ...

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Usage statistics about believe

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb believe:

spoken English45.03%written English54.97% conversational speech32.48%task-oriented speech67.52% imaginative writing56.94%informational writing43.06%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb believe:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb believe and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Believe

What you believe?
Why you believe?

Which one you believe?

When you believe..

Whatever you believe..

Just wish you believe
(that i do believe you)


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Scrabble value of B3E1L1I1E1V4E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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