v 1: accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report";
"We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She
believes in spirits" [ant: disbelieve
2: judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very
smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he
is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be
inferior" [syn: think
3: be confident about something; "I believe that he will come
back from the war" [syn: trust
4: follow a credo; have a religious faith; be a believer; "When
you hear his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
5: credit with veracity: "You cannot believe this man"; "Should
we believe a publication like the "national Inquirer?"