prone to believe

See: credulous
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Personally, I am prone to believe that it brought about the destruction of the Folk; that we, a branch of lower life budding toward the human, were nipped short off and perished down by the roaring surf where the river entered the sea.
I cannot say that he was never again misled by his hopefulness: the yield of crops or the profits of a cattle sale usually fell below his estimate; and he was always prone to believe that he could make money by the purchase of a horse which turned out badly-- though this, Mary observed, was of course the fault of the horse, not of Fred's judgment.
His wife found him selfish, peevish, hankering after change, and prone to believe that he was attacked by dangerous disease when he was only catching cold.
Because selling is a tough game, salespeople are prone to believe that having "the right attitude" they can influence the outcome of a sale.
Analysts describe Antonov as a loyal figure to the policy of Kremlin but also add that he is not prone to believe conspiracy theories unlike many of the leading staff of the Russian army and Intelligence community.
And while I am no fan of Comey his buzzer-beating high jinks with Hillary's email just before the election helped hand this country over to Trump and his cabal of corruption I am more prone to believe him than Trump, a proven, pathological liar.
The "I'm all right Jack" syndrome and the fact that people are prone to believe what they want to believe combined with rising markets can lead to an irrational euphoria.
State narratives make people "suspicious and prone to believe conspiracies", El-Masry said.
As is every Turkish citizen, he is also prone to believe that his old foes in Turkey are being assisted by their traditional allies abroad and in the international media.
Hubristic presidents contemplating Churchill's bust in their office are prone to believe that they have been called upon to be "war presidents" -- that they, like Churchill in 1940, must oppose the next Hitler.
We are prone to believe that our own skill or expertise in a particular field is an explanation for success, when in fact, forces outside of our control have a larger influence than we understand.
Japan is no longer such a closed society, yet even people with a short history of democracy are prone to believe that they are victims of unseen forces.