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To believe or accept that something is true or exists - thesaurus

Synonyms

think

verb

to believe something based on facts or ideas

believe in

to think that someone or something exists

suppose

verb

to believe that something is probably true, based on your experience, your knowledge, and any other information that you have

suspect

verb

to believe that something is true, especially something bad

assume

verb

to believe that something is true, even though no one has told you or even though you have no proof

recognize

verb

to accept that something is true or important

presume

verb

legal to accept that something is true unless someone proves that it is not true

imagine

verb

to think that something is probably true

reckon

verb

mainly British to believe that something is true

be a great/firm believer in something

to believe that a particular idea or activity is good or right

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accept

verb

to recognize that a bad situation exists and cannot be avoided or changed

believe

verb

to think that a fact is true

believe

verb

to think that what someone has said is true

be seeing things

to believe that you see something when it is not really there

be widely/commonly/generally held

to be believed by a lot of people

buy

verb

spoken to believe or accept something, especially something that is unlikely to be true or reasonable

credit

verb

to believe that something is true

delude yourself

to choose to believe something that is not true

embrace

verb

formal to completely accept something such as a new belief, idea, or way of life

fancy

verb

literary to believe or imagine that something is true

figure

verb

informal to believe that something is true, although you do not know for certain

gather

verb

mainly spoken to believe that something is true, although no one has directly told you about it

get ideas

to start to believe things that are not true

get the wrong idea

to believe something that is not true

give credence to something

to believe that something is true

hold

verb

used for saying what people believe

I expect (so)

used for saying that you think something is probably true

imagine

verb

to have an idea that something exists or is happening, when in fact it does not exist or is not happening

kid yourself

to make yourself believe something that is not true

labor under a misapprehension/delusion/misconception

to continue to believe that something is true when it is not

suppose

verb

to think that something is true or right, although you are not very happy about this

swallow

verb

informal to believe something that is unlikely to be true

swear by

to believe that something is effective

take

verb

to accept an explanation or something that someone says without discussing it or arguing about it

take in

to accept something as real or true

take someone at their word

to do something as a result of what someone has said, even though they may not have meant exactly what they said

take someone/something at face value

to accept someone or something without considering whether they really are what they claim to be

take something as a given

to accept that something is true and not expect it to change

take something as gospel

to believe something without doubting it at all

take something as read

to accept that something is true without needing any more information or proof

take something on trust

to believe that something you have heard or read is true, although there is no proof

trust

verb

to be confident that a fact or piece of information is true or accurate

understand

verb

formal to believe that something is true because you have heard or read it somewhere

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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