beˈlieve ˌin sb/sth

beˈlieve ˌin sb/sth
phrasal verb
1) to think that someone or something exists
I don't believe in miracles.[/ex]
2) to think that someone or something is good
She used to say she didn't believe in marriage.[/ex]

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  • believe — be|lieve W1S1 [bıˈli:v] v [: Old English; Origin: belefan, from lyfan, lefan to allow, believe ] 1.) [T not in progressive] to be sure that something is true or that someone is telling the truth ▪ You shouldn t believe everything you read. ▪ I… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • believe something of somebody — beˈlieve sth of sb derived to think that sb is capable of sth • Are you sure he was lying? I can t believe that of him. Main entry: ↑believederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • disbelieve in something — disbeˈlieve in sth derived to not believe that sth exists Main entry: ↑disbelievederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • relieve — re|lieve S3 [rıˈli:v] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(pain)¦ 2¦(problem)¦ 3¦(replace somebody)¦ 4 relieve yourself 5¦(boring)¦ 6¦(war)¦ Phrasal verbs  relieve somebody of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • would you believe it? — It seems incredible but it is true • • • Main Entry: ↑believe * * * would you believe it? spoken phrase used for showing that you think something is surprising or funny And they want me to sing – would you believe it? Thesaurus: ways of saying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • don't you believe it! — used to express disbelief in the truth of a statement he says he is left of center, but don t you believe it * * * don t you beˈlieve it! idiom (informal) used to tell sb that sth is definitely not true • ‘She wouldn t do a thing like that.’ ‘Don …   Useful english dictionary

  • I don't believe it! — I don t beˈlieve it! idiom (informal) used to say that you are surprised or annoyed about sth • I don t believe it! What are you doing here? Main entry: ↑believeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • would you believe? — would you beˈlieve (it)? idiom (informal) used to show that you are surprised and annoyed about sth • And, would you believe, he didn t even apologize! Main entry: ↑believeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • you better believe it! — you/you d better beˈlieve it! idiom (informal) used to tell sb that sth is definitely true • ‘He s not a bad player, is he?’ ‘You d better believe it!’ Main entry: ↑believeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • you'd better believe it! — you/you d better beˈlieve it! idiom (informal) used to tell sb that sth is definitely true • ‘He s not a bad player, is he?’ ‘You d better believe it!’ Main entry: ↑believeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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