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  • v  accept as true; take to be true
    I believed his report
    We didn't believe his stories from the War
    She believes in spirits
  • v  judge or regard; look upon; judge
    I believe her to be very smart
  • v  be confident about something
    I believe that he will come back from the war
  • v  follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer
    When you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too
  • v  credit with veracity
    You cannot believe this man
    Should we believe a publication like the National Enquirer?
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believe in
  • v  have a firm conviction as to the goodness of something
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  • v  cause to seem less serious; play down
    Don't belittle his influence
  • v  express a negative opinion of
  • v  lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
    don't belittle your colleagues
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  • v  be owned by; be in the possession of
    This book belongs to me
  • v  be suitable or acceptable
    This student somehow doesn't belong
  • v  be in the right place or situation
    Where do these books belong?
    Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government
  • v  be rightly classified in a class or category
    The whales belong among the mammals
  • v  be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place)
    They belong to the same political party
  • v  be a part or adjunct
    the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection
    These pages don't belong
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