Believe vs. Belive

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  • Believe (verb)

    To accept as true, particularly without absolute certainty (i.e., as opposed to knowing)

    “If you believe the numbers, you’ll agree we need change.”

    “I believe there are faeries.”

  • Believe (verb)

    To accept that someone is telling the truth.

    “Why did I ever believe you?”

  • Believe (verb)

    To have religious faith; to believe in a greater truth.

    “After that night in the church, I believed.”

  • Believe (verb)

    To consider likely

    “ux|en|I believe it might rain tomorrow. (Here, the speaker merely accepts the accuracy of the conditional.)”

  • Belive (verb)

    To remain, stay.

  • Belive (adverb)

    Quickly, forthwith.

  • Belive (adverb)

    Soon, presently, before long; by and by; anon

  • Believe (verb)

    accept that (something) is true, especially without proof

    “the superintendent believed Lancaster’s story”

    “some 23 per cent believe that smoking keeps down weight”

  • Believe (verb)

    accept the statement of (someone) as true

    “he didn’t believe her”

  • Believe (verb)

    have religious faith

    “there are those on the fringes of the Church who do not really believe”

  • Believe (verb)

    feel sure that (someone) is capable of doing something

    “I wouldn’t have believed it of Lavinia—what an extraordinary woman!”

  • Believe (verb)

    hold (something) as an opinion; think

    “I believe we’ve already met”

    “four men were believed to be trapped”

Oxford Dictionary

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