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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·lieve /bəˈliv/
 (vt.)相信;認為(vi.)相信,信仰

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·lieve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Believed p. pr. & vb. n. Believing.]  To exercise belief in; to credit upon the authority or testimony of another; to be persuaded of the truth of, upon evidence furnished by reasons, arguments, and deductions of the mind, or by circumstances other than personal knowledge; to regard or accept as true; to place confidence in; to think; to consider; as, to believe a person, a statement, or a doctrine.
 Our conqueror (whom I now
 Of force believe almighty).   --Milton.
    King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets ?   --Acts xxvi. 27.
 Often followed by a dependent clause.
 I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.   --Acts viii. 37.
 Syn: -- See Expect.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·lieve, v. i.
 1. To have a firm persuasion, esp. of the truths of religion; to have a persuasion approaching to certainty; to exercise belief or faith.
    Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.   --Mark ix. 24.
    With the heart man believeth unto righteousness.   --Rom. x. 10.
 2. To think; to suppose.
    I will not believe so meanly of you.   --Fielding.
 To believe in. (a) To believe that the subject of the thought (if a person or thing) exists, or (if an event) that it has occurred, or will occur; -- as, to believe in the resurrection of the dead.  “She does not believe in Jupiter.” --J. H. Newman. (b) To believe that the character, abilities, and purposes of a person are worthy of entire confidence; -- especially that his promises are wholly trustworthy. “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” --John xiv. 1. (c) To believe that the qualities or effects of an action or state are beneficial: as, to believe in sea bathing, or in abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
 To believe on, to accept implicitly as an object of religious trust or obedience; to have faith in.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 believe
      v 1: accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report";
           "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She
           believes in spirits" [ant: disbelieve]
      2: judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very
         smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he
         is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be
         inferior" [syn: think, consider, conceive]
      3: be confident about something; "I believe that he will come
         back from the war" [syn: trust]
      4: follow a credo; have a faith; be a believer; "When you hear
         his sermons, you will be able to believe, too"
      5: credit with veracity; "You cannot believe this man"; "Should
         we believe a publication like the National Inquirer?"