believe in

phrasal verb

believed in; believing in; believes in
1
: to have faith or confidence in the existence of (something)
Do you believe in ghosts?
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
: to have trust in the goodness or ability of (someone)
Despite his problems, his parents still believe in him.

Examples of believe in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the many red flags and ethical questions that chain of custody raised, Howard believed in the dossier. Lachlan Cartwright, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2024 Molina, who has programmed the Miami Film Festival’s short film selection and founded his own LGBTQ short film festival, strongly believes in the community’s potential to do great things in cinema. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 Only about 34% of Americans believe in astrology, according to the Associated Press. Solcyré Burga, TIME, 3 Apr. 2024 Thank you for believing in me, for believing in yourself, for believing in us. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 Rawlings also reiterated these qualifications last month, suggesting that in order to represent a No Labels ticket, a candidate must believe in the six core values of No Labels and endorse the policy booklet that was established in July. Kelsey Walsh, ABC News, 2 Apr. 2024 Today, this approach is in line with majority Palestinian opinion and straddles both camps of thought: those who believe in negotiations and institution-building to achieve a state, and those who believe armed resistance is the only path to statehood. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Apr. 2024 Confidence first First and foremost, believe in yourself. Sue Biglieri, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Stop second-guessing and start believing in yourself. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 28 Mar. 2024

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“Believe in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/believe%20in. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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