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believe

(Presume), verb admit, apprehend, assert, assume, be assured, be certain, be convinced, conceive, consider, declare, deduce, deem, divine, expect, fancy, feel, guess, hold, imagine, infer, judge, know, opine, perceive, postulate, presuppose, realize, regard, rely on, suppose, surmise, suspect, swallow, theorize, think, trust in, understand

believe

(Trust), verb accept, accredit, acknowledge, be confident of, be sure of, buy, count on, credit, entrust with, give credence to, have confidence in, have faith in, hope, rely upon, swear by
Associated concepts: believe a witness, liable, making a false statement, perjury, slander
See also: deem, expect, guess, opine, presume, presuppose, surmise, suspect, think
References in classic literature ?
I believe they are all like Krajiek and Ambrosch underneath.
As we believe this to be an appropriation of the name that has its origin with ourselves, the time has arrived, perhaps, when the fact should be frankly admitted.
Marija listened with sympathy; it was easy to believe the tale of his late starvation, for his face showed it all.
The Lord may help me, or not help; but I'll hold to him, and believe him to the last
Fortune I do not want; employment I do not want; consequence I do not want: I believe few married women are half as much mistress of their husband's house as I am of Hartfield; and never, never could I expect to be so truly beloved and important; so always first and always right in any man's eyes as I am in my father's.
It exactly answers my idea of a fine country, because it unites beauty with utility--and I dare say it is a picturesque one too, because you admire it; I can easily believe it to be full of rocks and promontories, grey moss and brush wood, but these are all lost on me.
I believe that tree was in the secret garden--I feel sure it was," she said.
I believe you make yourselves, and each other, two of the happiest people in the world.
Youth naturally believes everything that is told it, especially in books.
Lofting believes in his story quite as much as he expects you to.
For Agatha, prompt to ridicule sentimentality in her companions, and gifted with an infectious spirit of farce, secretly turned for imaginative luxury to visions of despair and death; and often endured the mortification of the successful clown who believes, whilst the public roar with laughter at him, that he was born a tragedian.
The only thing he considers of any importance is whether one believes it oneself.