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believe*/*/*/
[bɪˈliːv]
verb
1) [T] to think that something is true
Astronomers knew the Earth was round, but few people believed it.[/ex]
The police didn't believe her.[/ex]
I don't believe she's his sister at all.[/ex]
It is widely believed (= believed by a lot of people) that the disease originally came from monkeys.[/ex]
She found it hard to believe that he was a real businessman.[/ex]
2) [T] to have an opinion about what is true or what might happen, although there is no proof
Syn:
think
Scientists believe a cure for the disease will be discovered soon.[/ex]
We were led to believe (= people told us) we could make a large profit.[/ex]
3) to have a religious belief
believe it or notspoken used for emphasizing that something is very surprising but true[/ex]
[i]Jason and Mel are finally getting married, believe it or not![/ex]
I can't/don't believe itspoken 1) used for emphasizing that you are extremely surprised or shocked[/ex]
'He graduated from Oxford.' 'I don't believe it!'[/ex]

— 2) used when something annoys you

I just don't believe it! I left my keys in the car again.[/ex]
- believe in sb/sth
Word family: believe Words in the same family as believebelief ndisbelief nbelievable adjunbelievable adjdisbelieve v

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