BELIEVE, credit; give -faith, - credit, - credence- to; see, realize; assume, receive; set down for, take for; have it, take it; consider, esteem, presume.
count -, depend -, calculate -, pin ones faith -, reckon -, lean -, build -, rely -, rest- upon; cast ones bread upon the waters; lay ones account for; make sure of.
make oneself easy -about, - on that score; take on -trust, - credit; take for -granted, - gospel; allow -, attach- some weight to.
KNOW, - for certain; be in the know [slang]; have -, make- no doubt; doubt not; be -, rest- -assured &c. adj.; persuade -, assure -, satisfy- oneself; make up ones mind.
CONFIDE IN, believe in, put ones trust in; give one credit for; place -, repose-implicit confidence in; take ones word for, take at ones word; place reliance on, rely upon, swear by, regard to.
THINK, hold; take, take it; opine, be of opinion, conceive, trow [archaic], ween [archaic], fancy, apprehend; have -, hold -, possess -, entertain -, adopt -, imbibe -, embrace -, get hold of -, hazard -, foster -, nurture -, cherish- -a belief, - an opinion &c. n.
view as, consider as, take as, hold as, conceive as, regard as, esteem as, deem as, look upon as, account as, set down as; surmise [See Supposition].
get -, take- it into ones head; come round to an opinion; swallow (credulity) [See Credulity].
PERSUADE; cause to be believed &c. v.; satisfy, bring to reason, have the ear of, gain the confidence of, assure; convince, convict, convert; wean, bring round; bring -, win- over; indoctrinate (teach) [See Teaching]; cram down the throat; produce -, carry- conviction; bring -, drive- home to.
FIND CREDENCE, go down, pass current; be received &c. v., be current &c. adj.; possess -, take hold of -, take possession of- the mind.
BELIEVING &c. v.; certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure [colloq.], satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure.
under the impression; impressed -, imbued -, penetrated- with.
CONFIDING, trustful, suspectless [obs.], unsuspecting, unsuspicious, void of suspicion; credulous [See Credulity]; wedded to.
BELIEVED &c. v.; accredited, putative; unsuspected, trusted, undoubted.
worthy of -, deserving of -, commanding- -belief, - confidence; credible, reliable, trustworthy, to be depended on; satisfactory; probable [See Probability]; fiducial, fiduciary; persuasive, impressive.
DOCTRINAL, relating to belief.
Adj. IN THE OPINION OF, in the eyes of; me judice [L.]; meseems [archaic], methinks [archaic]; to the best of ones belief; in my opinion, in my judgment, according to my belief; I dare say, I doubt not, I have no doubt, I am sure; cocksure, sure enough (certainty) [See Certainty]; depend -, rely- upon it; be -, rest- assured; Ill warrant you (affirmation) [See Affirmation].
Fata viam invenient.
Justitiæ soror incorrupta Fides.
Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life.Prior
Stands not within the prospect of belief.Macbeth
Tarde quæ credita lædunt credimus.Ovid
Vide et crede.
One in whom persuasion and belief Had ripened into faith, and faith become A passionate intuition.Wordsworth
Faith, that lodestar of the ghost.Masefield
Nothing is so firmly believed as that we least know.Montaigne
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.Emerson