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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 ?
But I will say, as a preliminary answer, that the feeling assumes an ideal of knowing which I believe to be quite mistaken.
He was afraid of any want of clearness, any weakness, in the Mason's arguments; he dreaded not to be able to believe in him.
Can we believe that natural selection could produce, on the one hand, organs of trifling importance, such as the tail of a giraffe, which serves as a fly-flapper, and, on the other hand, organs of such wonderful structure, as the eye, of which we hardly as yet fully understand the inimitable perfection?
"I don't see why the things we believe absolutely now shouldn't be just as wrong as what they believed in the past."
"Listen," said the abbe, extending his hand over the wounded man, as if to command him to believe; "this is what the God in whom, on your death-bed, you refuse to believe, has done for you -- he gave you health, strength, regular employment, even friends -- a life, in fact, which a man might enjoy with a calm conscience.
Verily, not in backworlds and redeeming blood-drops: but in the body do they also believe most; and their own body is for them the thing-in-itself.
Against these, too, I must try to make a defence:--Let their affidavit be read: it contains something of this kind: It says that Socrates is a doer of evil, who corrupts the youth; and who does not believe in the gods of the state, but has other new divinities of his own.
"You wouldn't believe how I've missed..." And with a long pressure of her hand and a meaning smile, he put her in her carriage.
You are employed by them often, I believe, but you are not on the staff, not since the affair of Nerman and the code book."
I shall not tell you any more of my life because you are young and you would not believe me if I did.
'You are neither of you worthy of a broken heart, - nor of all the sighs, and tears, and sorrowful thoughts that have been, and I fear will be, wasted upon you both; but, at present, each has a more exalted opinion of the other than, I fear, he or she deserves; and my sister's feelings are naturally full as keen as yours, and I believe more constant; but she has the good sense and fortitude to strive against them in this particular; and I trust she will not rest till she has entirely weaned her thoughts - ' he hesitated.
And thus it is necessary to take such measures that, when they believe no longer, it may be possible to make them believe by force.