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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