Synonyms of Believe

acceptstar holdstar understandstar creditstar
admitstar regardstar accreditstar deemstar
concludestar supposestar affirmstar positstar
considerstar thinkstar buystar postulatestar
havestar truststar conceivestar presupposestar
swallowstar be of the opinionstar have no doubtstar reckon onstar
attach weight tostar count onstar keep the faithstar rest assuredstar
be certain ofstar fall forstar lap upstar swear bystar
be convinced ofstar give credence tostar place confidence instar take as gospelstar
be credulousstar have faith instar presume truestar take at one’s wordstar
take for grantedstar take itstar

Antonyms for believe

abandon discard disregard ignore
deny dismiss exclude neglect
disbelieve dispute forget refuse
reject distrust

Synonyms and Antonyms of believe

  1. 1to regard as right or trueonly the most naive car buyer would have believed the salesman’s claim that the dealership was actually losing money on the deal Synonyms of believe accept, buy, credit, swallow, take, trust Words Related to believe account, accredit, understand

    assume, presume, supposeconclude, deduce, infer Phrases set store by (or on)Near Antonyms of believe distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspectchallenge, dispute Antonyms of believe disbelieve, discredit, reject

  2. 2to have as an opiniondespite the horrors she witnessed and endured, Anne Frank steadfastly believed that “people are really good at heart”Synonyms of believe allow [chiefly Southern &

    Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, think Words Related to believe regard, viewaccept, perceivedepend, rely, trustassume, presume, presuppose, surmiseconclude, deduce, infer Near Antonyms of believe distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspectdisbelieve, discredit, reject


If you assume that something is true, you imagine that it is true, sometimes wrongly.
It is a mistake to assume that the two are similar.

buy (slang)

If you buy an idea or a theory, you believe and accept it.
I’m not buying any of that nonsense.


We concluded that he was telling the truth.

VERB for believe

‘I don’t believe you’

be convinced by, trust, have confidence in, consider honest, consider truthful

‘if you believe that story you will believe anything’

regard as true, accept as true, accept, be convinced by, give credence to, credit, give credit to, trust, put confidence in, count on, rely on, depend on

informal swallow, swallow something hook, line, and sinker, fall for, go for, buy, take as gospel

‘police believe they’ve identified the smuggler’

think, be of the opinion that, think it likely that, have an idea that, imagine, feel, have a feeling, hold, maintain, suspect, suppose, assume, presume, conjecture, surmise, postulate that, theorize that, conclude, come to the conclusion that, deduce

understand, be given to understand, take it, gather, fancy, guess, dare say

North American figure

informal reckon

archaic ween

Phrases for believe

believe in

‘Lucy wasn’t sure if she believed in God or not’

be convinced of the existence of, be sure of the existence of, be persuaded of the existence of, believe in the existence of

‘she believed in the benefits of Turkish baths for slimming’

have faith in, pin one’s faith on, trust in, have every confidence in, cling to, set store by, value, swear by, be convinced by, be persuaded by

Sentence Examples

  • But then, he had reason – in his head – to believe it wasn’t his.
  • After reading my arguments, you may or may not believe the future I describe is inevitable, as I say it is.
  • I can’t believe I’ve finally found you.
  • I don’t believe that.
  • He is the handsomest and strongest of men, and I believe he is the wisest also.


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