believe in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theybelieve in
he/she/itbelieves in
present participlebelieving in
past tensebelieved in
past participlebelieved in
  1. 1
    believe in someone/something to think that someone or something exists

    I don’t believe in miracles.

  2. 2
    believe in something to think that an idea or a way of doing something is good or right

    She used to say she didn’t believe in marriage.

    Some of his supporters have stopped believing in him.

  3. 3
    believe in someone to feel confident that a person or organization is good or reliable

    Some of his previous supporters have stopped believing in him.

See also main entry: believe