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believe

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of believe

  1. 1 to regard as right or true <only the most naive car buyer would have believed the salesman's claim that the dealership was actually losing money on the deal> Synonyms accept, buy, credit, swallow, take, trust Related Words account, accredit, understand; assume, presume, suppose; conclude, deduce, infer Phrases set store by (or on) Near Antonyms distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspect; challenge, dispute Antonyms disbelieve, discredit, reject

  2. 2 to have as an opinion <despite the horrors she witnessed and endured, Anne Frank steadfastly believed that “people are really good at heart”> Synonyms allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, think Related Words regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, infer Near Antonyms distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject





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