1. transitive verb accept something as true: to accept that something is true or real e.g. I don’t know which story to believe.

2. transitive verb accept somebody as truthful: to accept that somebody is telling the truth

e.g. Nobody will believe you! e.g. I don’t believe him.

3. transitive verb credit somebody with something: to accept that somebody or something has a particular quality or ability e.g. No one believed her capable of such a malicious remark.

4. intransitive verb think that something exists: to be of the opinion that something exists or is a reality, especially when there is no absolute proof of its existence or reality e.g. believe in reincarnation

5. intransitive verb have trust: to be confident that somebody or something is worthwhile or effective e.g. We all believe in you.

6. intransitive verb think something is good: to be of the opinion that something is right or beneficial and, usually, to act in accordance with that belief e.g. believed strongly in freedom of expression

7. intransitive verb have religious faith: to have a belief in God or in a religion’s gods


TRUST as a verb:

1. transitive and intransitive verb rely on somebody or something: to place confidence in somebody or in somebody’s good qualities, especially fairness, truth, honor, or ability

2. transitive verb confidently allow somebody to do something: to allow somebody to do something, having confidence that the person will behave responsibly or properly e.g. I trust you to do the right thing.

3. transitive verb place something in somebody’s care: to place somebody or something in the care of another person e.g. You could certainly trust him with such an important job.

4. transitive verb suppose something: to hope or suppose something e.g. I trust you had a good vacation.

5. transitive verb Caribbean give credit to somebody: to give somebody credit on a purchase e.g. wouldn’t even trust me a carton of milk


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