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believe in

Definition of believe in

  1. 1 :  to have faith or confidence in the existence of (something) <Do you believe in ghosts?>

  2. 2 :  to have trust in the goodness or value of (something) <She believes in (the value of) regular exercise.> <I believe in working hard to achieve success.> <She doesn't believe in using pesticides.>

  3. 3 :  to have trust in the goodness or ability of (someone) <Despite his problems, his parents still believe in him.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to have a firm religious faith

    :  to accept something as true, genuine, or real

    :  to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something


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