[ verb ] accept as true; take to be true
"I believed his report" "We didn't believe his stories from the War" "She believes in spirits"
[ verb ] be confident about something
"I believe that he will come back from the war"
[ verb ] (religion) follow a credo; have a religious faith; be a believer
"When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
[ verb ] credit with veracity
: "You cannot believe this man" "Should we believe a publication like the "national Inquirer?"