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believe

verb

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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

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2 to have as an opinion
  • despite the horrors she witnessed and endured, Anne Frank steadfastly believed that "people are really good at heart"

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The first known use of believe was before the 12th century

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“Believe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/believe. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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