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believed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Believe  \Be*lieve"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Believed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Believing}.]  [OE.  bileven  (with  pref.  be-  for  AS 
  ge-),  fr  AS  gel?fan,  gel?fan;  akin  to  D.  gelooven  OHG. 
  gilouban  G.  glauben  OS  gil?bian,  Goth.  galaubjan  and 
  Goth.  liubs  dear.  See  {Lief},  a.,  {Leave},  n.] 
  To  exercise  belief  in  to  credit  upon  the  authority  or 
  testimony  of  another;  to  be  persuaded  of  the  truth  of  upon 
  evidence  furnished  by  reasons,  arguments,  and  deductions  of 
  the  mind,  or  by  circumstances  other  than  personal  knowledge; 
  to  regard  or  accept  as  true;  to  place  confidence  in  to 
  think;  to  consider;  as  to  believe  a  person,  a  statement,  or 
  a  doctrine. 
 
  Our  conqueror  (whom  I  now  Of  force  believe  almighty). 
  --Milton. 
 
  King  Agrippa,  believest  thou  the  prophets  ?  --Acts 
  xxvi.  27. 
 
  Often  followed  by  a  dependent  clause.  I  believe  that 
  Jesus  Christ  is  the  Son  of  God.  --Acts  viii. 
  37. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Expect}. 




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