believe

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈliːv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈliv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi lēv)


Inflections of 'believe' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
believes
v 3rd person singular
believing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
believed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
believed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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believe

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. believe in [God, ghosts, Santa Claus, the constitution]
  2. do you believe in [God]?
  3. believe in [him, yourself, the kindness of strangers]
  4. believe they [have, are, can, should, will]
  5. still believe that
  6. it's hard to believe (that)
  7. believe (me) that
  8. believe what they want (to believe)
  9. believe it [would, could, might] be possible
  10. I believe so
  11. I don't believe it!
  12. I don't believe for [an instant, a moment] that
  13. I don't believe you
  14. don't you believe it!
  15. [you, you'd] better believe it!
  16. believe the [information, hype, press, lies]
  17. (don't) believe her [story, account, lies]
  18. [blindly, firmly, strongly] believe
  19. [researchers, experts, investigators] believe
  20. are believed to [have, contain, be]
  21. believed by [many, most, some]
  22. believed [at first, all along]
  23. believed to have been [murdered, killed, abducted]
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