|—vb (foll by in)|
|1.||(tr; may take a clause as object) to accept (a statement, supposition, or opinion) as true: I believe God exists|
|2.||(tr) to accept the statement or opinion of (a person) as true|
|3.||to be convinced of the truth or existence (of): to believe in fairies|
|4.||(intr) to have religious faith|
|5.||(when tr, takes a clause as object) to think, assume, or suppose: I believe that he has left already|
|[Old English beliefan]|
see seeing is believing.