believe

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believe is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
believe

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA (key): /bɪˈliːv/ or /bəˈliːv/
  • SAMPA: /bI"li:v/ or /b@"li:v/
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VerbEdit

Plain form
believe

Third-person singular
believes

Past tense
believed

Past participle
believed

Present participle
believing

  1. (intransitive) When you believe, you have faith in something.
    He believes in one God.
  2. (transitive) When you believe a thing, you accept it as true.
    He was wrong when he believed all of the lies he was told.
    I believe that the man told the truth.

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